Updated: 02/09/2016 10:38 AM
DFL'er Liz Olson is the first official candidate to enter the race for the Minnesota House of Representatives District 7B seat.
She kicked off her campaign Monday night at Beaner's Central in Duluth. Olson has received endorsements from former Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon and Education Minnesota - a teacher's union.
She's worked on expanding Minnesota health care and helped create Vision Duluth - an equity agenda.
"I'm running because I believe in a Minnesota where everyone can thrive. And that means living wage jobs with good benefits, access to health care, well-funded public education and expands to participate in democracy," Olson said.
Rep. Erik Simonson currently holds the 7B spot. He announced his bid for the Senate District 7 seat last month.