Reps. Olson, Schultz Join Supporters at DFL Headquarters

Minnesota DFL Representatives Jennifer Schultz and Liz Olson joined supporters at the DFL Headquarters in Duluth on Tuesday night. Minnesota DFL Representatives Jennifer Schultz and Liz Olson joined supporters at the DFL Headquarters in Duluth on Tuesday night. |  Photo: WDIO-TV

Updated: November 07, 2018 01:04 AM

DULUTH - There were several candidates at the DFL Headquarters in Duluth on Tuesday night, including a couple of Minnesota DFL House of Representative candidates.

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Jennifer Schultz from House District 7A and Liz Olson from House District 7B made an appearance at the Zeitgeist Atrium joined by their supporters. 

Schultz ended up beating Republican Dana Krivogorsky by an unofficial count of 74% to 26%. 

Schultz says she will now work to make sure people have affordable health care.

"I think the number one issue this year was health care and as a health care economist I'm looking forward to making some real impact in health care reforms to make sure everybody has affordable health care," said Schultz.

Olson ended up beating Republican Caroline Burley by an unofficial count of 72% to 28%.

Olson says she now hopes to address the opioid epidemic and elder care.

"I believe in a Minnesota where everyone can thrive, so during my first two years at the capitol I really worked to build relationships to pass good legislation for our community, and I want to go back and build on that to continue the work I've done around elder care, and the opioid epidemic, and do more good things for Minnesotans," said Olson.

St. Louis County Commissioner candidate Frank Jewell was also at the DFL Headquarters on Tuesday night. 

Jewell was up against Jim Booth, and ended up winning by an unofficial count of 61% to 31% to retain the position he has held for the past eight years. 

Jewell says that experience will benefit him as he moves forward.

"I've had 8 years, I've had a good time doing it, I've had a good time working for the people of my district, but more broadly for the community of St. Louis County," said Jewell.

Jewell says he is going to work to keep taxes in line and bring more business to St. Louis County.  



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