Posted at 10:00 AM on November 25, 2011
by Tim Pugmire
Filed under: MN Legislature
Voters in Minnesota Senate District 59 will get a chance to learn more about the six DFL candidates running in a special election.
Local DFL party officials are hosting a candidate forum Wednesday, Nov. 30, at the Sheridan Arts Magnet School auditorium in Minneapolis. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. According to a news release, the candidates "will respond to questions and address the public prior to the primary election at this event. The forum is intended to inform, educate and empower the public to make an informed decision in the upcoming primary election."
The DFL candidates are Kari Dziedzic, Jacob Frey, Alicia Frosch, Mohamud Noor, Paul Ostrow and Peter Wagenius. Ben Schwanke is the lone Republican.
The vacancy was created when Gov. Mark Dayton appointed Sen. Larry Pogemiller, DFL-Minneapolis, to head the state's Office of Higher Education. The special election primary is scheduled for Dec. 6, with the special election on Jan. 10.