House Majority Leader Matt Dean, R-Dellwood, announced today that he will run for re-election in House District 38B.
The new map of legislative district boundaries paired Dean with Rep. Carol McFarlane, R-White Bear Lake, who earlier announced her plan to run for reelection.
In a news release, Dean said he wants to continue the work of the House Republican Caucus.
"When we gained the majority in the Legislature last year, we inherited a $6.3 billion budget deficit," Dean said. "I'm proud to say the work we did holding the line on taxes and curbing spending created a $1.2 billion surplus. I'm running for re-election because the state needs to continue on this fiscally conservative path. We also have lots of work left on our Reform 2.0 agenda, dramatically changing the way we deliver state government on behalf of the taxpayers."
Dean was first elected to the Minnesota House in 2004. He said he will seek the GOP endorsement and abide by the results.