A Special Election to fill the vacant Minnesota House District 19A seat is being held next week, and a “Meet The Candidates” Forum was held Tuesday evening in St. Peter. Three candidates are running for the seat. The Independence Party’s Tim Gieseke is a 49-year-old farmer and ag consultant from rural New Ulm. He says he has unique skills to bring about change at the Legislature. Democrat Clark Johnson is a 60-year-old professor at MSU who lives in North Mankato. He says that he would work hard and serve his constituents well. Republican Allen Quist is a 68-year-old farmer and former state lawmaker from rural St. Peter. He says he has the experience needed to do the job right. The District 19A seat is vacant following the resignation of Democrat Terry Morrow, who left the Legislature to accept a job with a non-profit in Chicago. The Special Election to fill the seat, which covers all of Nicollet County and portions of Blue Earth and Le Sueur Counties, takes place this coming Tuesday.