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Pete Johnson Announces 7A Candidacy

Created: 01/09/2014 10:47 PM WDIO.com

Another DFL candidate has thrown their hat in the ring for Tom Huntley's seat in the Minnesota House.

"After much discussion with my family and friends, I'm running to become the next representative from Minnesota House District 7A," Pete Johnson announced at Duluth's City Hall Thursday.

From Two Harbors, the Duluth fire captain says he hopes he will be a progressive voice in the state capitol with a focus on providing living wage jobs, education, and curbing synthetic drug use.

"Last session the Minnesota Legislature made some great strides," Johnson said during the press conference. "And this session, they're poised to provide a much-needed increase to our state's minimum wage, and help pass legislation to keep synthetic drugs off of our streets. These are great steps for Duluth and Minnesota, but there's still work that needs to be done, and problems that need to be solved."

So far, Johnson will be vying for the seat against DFLers Linda Krug and Gary Anderson, and Republican Donna Bergstrom.

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