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Republican candidates enter Duluth legislative races

A slate of challengers has filed to run against DFL incumbents.

Duluth News Tribune News Brief
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DULUTH — Several Republican candidates filed Tuesday to run for state legislative offices representing various portions of the city.

Alex Moe will seek the Senate District 8 seat. A recent graduate of the University of Minnesota Duluth, he is employed by Douglas County. He will go up against incumbent Sen. Jen McEwen, who represents District 7. Redistricting this year changed District 7 to District 8.

Rebecca “Becky” Hall, a former economic development specialist, entered the race to represent House District 8B. The seat is currently held by Rep. Jennifer Schultz, who is not seeking another term in the Minnesota Legislature and is instead opting to run for U.S. Congress against Rep. Pete Stauber. Hall will face either Alicia Kozlowski or Arik Forsman, as both candidates intend to compete in the DFL primary.

In House District 8A, both Art Johnston, a consulting engineer and former Duluth School Board member, and Allan Kehr II, a retired civil engineer, will face off in the primary Aug. 9. The victor will face incumbent Rep. Liz Olson.

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The Democratic candidate spoke with the News Tribune about newly redrawn district boundaries, taking on Pete Stauber and copper-nickel mining.

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