Republican candidate for governor Marty Seifert, one of four candidates in the primary race for the nomination, has picked up a high-profile endorsement – from a former Republican governor.
In a news release, Seifert said he earned the endorsement of former Gov. Al Quie.
“I have been impressed by Seifert’s ability to connect with Minnesotans all over our state and his unique grasp of the issues that are important for our future,” said Quie in the news release. “We need a leader who is dedicated to justice and he will appoint judges and justices who respect the law and the Constitution, have radical integrity, and who will respect the litigants.”
Quie has led a movement to change the judicial selection process in Minnesota from contested elections to a gubernatorial appointment system that includes an evaluation program for judges.
“Governor Quie has been universally praised for being a public servant willing to take risks, offering out-of-the-box ideas for education and judicial reforms,” said Seifert. “I am looking forward to hearing more of his advice on how to make Minnesota an even better place.”
Quie served as governor from 1979 to 1982 after defeating DFL Gov. Rudy Perpich in 1978.