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Legislators meet U of M regents candidates

Nine candidates for four open spots on the University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents met this week with a joint legislative committee, which will recommend finalists to the full Legislature.
Eight candidates were recommended by the Regent Candidat

Nine candidates for four open spots on the University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents met this week with a joint legislative committee, which will recommend finalists to the full Legislature.

Eight candidates were recommended by the Regent Candidate Advisory Council and one was nominated by Rep. Larry Haws, DFL-St. Cloud, according to the House Public Information Services office.

The candidates are:

  • First Congressional District: Patricia Simmons, Rochester; Randy Simonson, Worthington.
  • Fourth Cngressional District: Richard Beeson, St. Paul; Anita Pampusch of Lilydale.
  • Sixth Congressional District: Kjell Berg, Stillwater; John Frobenius, St. Cloud; Kathryn Roberts, Stillwater.
  • Seventh Congressional District: Clyde Allen Jr., Moorhead; Anne Rasmusson, Crookston.

Regents are elected for six-year terms. They are not paid, and their responsibilities usually require about 40 hours of their time each month.