Posted at 11:45 AM on March 15, 2011
by Tom Scheck
Steve Marchese, who coordinates the Minnesota State Bar Association's pro-bono program, has filed to run for an open Senate seat in St. Paul and Falcon Heights. Governor Dayton declared a special election for the seat after he appointed DFL Sen. Ellen Anderson to chair the Public Utilities Commission.
Marchese, who lives in the St. Anthony Park neighborhood, is the latest Democrat to run in the district. He will join DFL Rep. John Lesch, former DFL Rep. Mary Jo McGuire and attorney Teresa Patton in the DFL Primary on March 29th.
There are two Republicans who will also run in a primary. Patricia Ann O'Keefe and Greg Copeland filed to run in the district.
Filing closes at 5pm today.
The GOP is having an endorsing convention tonight.
I was heartened to hear that Steve Marchese file for Senate District 66 Special Election ..as I feel He represents a New Voice and approach to the problems our state is facing which is needed by our DFL party. I find Steve to be straight-forward/up-front person who would bring a fresh perspective.