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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 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.

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