Sanders files for House District 23B forcing republican primary

  • Republican Primary Monday, January 29th
  • Special Election, Monday, February 12

By Joe Steck – Mankato Times 

ST JAMES, MINN. — There will be a Republican primary for the District 23B special election after Watonwan County Commissioner Scott Sanders filed to run for the vacant seat on Thursday.

The primary will be held Monday, January 29th with Sanders taking on Republican Jeremy Munson, who won the party endorsement in Mapleton in December.

In a press release, Sanders said

“Our district deserves a conservative champion at the Capitol who will be a strong voice for our rural communities. You can count on me to be a strong defender of your God-given Second Amendment rights, fight against government land grabs, and eliminate wasteful spending so we can lower the tax burden on hardworking families.

As a farmer and county commissioner, I’ve seen firsthand how the state makes life more difficult and more expensive for farmers and agriculture landowners with endless layers of regulation and red tape that cost farmer’s valuable time and money. It’s time to bring some Southern Minnesota common sense to Saint Paul.”

Sanders and his wife Amy have five children all raised in the community, and two grandchildren.

District 23B includes portions of Watonwan, Blue Earth, Waseca, and Le Sueur Counties. 

The winner of the primary will face Democratic–Farmer–Labor (DFL) candidate Melissa Wagner and Independent write in candidate Nicholas (Nick) Schmitz during the special election on February 12, 2018.

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