DFLers endorse Schultz, Rosenfield, McNamar in District 12DFLers endorsed John Schultz, Rick Rosenfield and Jay McNamar as candidates for the Legislature in Senate District 12 on Thursday, April 19.
DFLers endorsed John Schultz, Rick Rosenfield and Jay McNamar as candidates for the Legislature in Senate District 12 on Thursday, April 19.
The endorsing convention was held at the Minnewaska Area High School Auditorium in Glenwood.
Schultz of Corell in Big Stone County was unopposed and received a unanimous endorsement for the new Senate District 12 seat. He has a background in agriculture and business.
He’ll face Republican Torrey Westrom of Elbow Lake.
Rick Rosenfield, a retired Douglas Machine supervisor from Hudson Township in Douglas County, was endorsed for the House District 12B seat. He ran against Clifford Knutson from Garfield for that endorsement.
Rosenfield is running against Republican Paul Anderson of Starbuck.
Democrats also endorsed Jay McNamar for House District 12A. He faced Tamy Reese from Morris for the endorsement. McNamar is a retired teacher and mayor of Elbow Lake.
McNamar’s Republican opponent is Scott Dutcher of Brandon.
In a news release, McNamar said he plans to use a common sense, common ground approach to help pull the state out of its current economic situation. “We must continue to protect our rural schools and communities from further cuts and at the same time create new jobs to help stimulate our recovery from this recession,” he said. “It is time to put our priorities in order.”
The candidates are running in the new Senate District 12 that includes eight counties, Big Stone, Traverse, Wilkin, Grant, Stevens, Pope and parts of Douglas and Stearns, in central and west-central Minnesota, stretching from Albany to the state’s western border.
A total of 120 delegates from all of the counties included attended the convention and said they were very pleased about the endorsements made for Senate District 12.
Delegates also elected new officers as follows: Chuck Hellie – chair; LeAnn Dean – associate chair; Helen Stafsholt – secretary; Helen Dean – treasurer; and Jim Thoreen – affirmative action officer.