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State Rep. Knuth won’t seek reelection after redistricting

State Rep. Kate Knuth, a three-term DFLer from New Brighton, says she won’t seek reelection in November.

She’d represented New Brighton, Arden Hills, Shoreview and Fridley, but was paired with DFL state Rep. DFL Rep. Tom Tillberry of Fridley in the new redistricting map revealed last month.

Knuth was known for her pro-environmental work in the Legislature. In a statement she said:

“I am proud of the work we do together to make Minnesota an exceptional place to live.  In particular, I am proud to have worked with local leaders on environmental cleanup and redevelopment needs in my community.  I am also glad that Minnesota is on a cleaner, more homegrown energy path because of work we have done over the last few years.  While I will not be seeking reelection, I look forward to serving my neighbors through this term.  I will continue to seek out ways in which to contribute to making Minnesota, and the world, a healthier and more sustainable place.”

Comments (2)

  1. Submitted by Jim Bernstein on 03/01/2012 - 03:29 pm.

    One Of The Best!

    This is very disappointing. Rep. Knuth is one of the very best legislators I have ever had the privilege of working with! We need more legislators like Kate Knuth who bring intelligence, compassion, and thougfulness to their jobs as well as insight into how government works and can work better.

  2. Submitted by Rod Loper on 03/02/2012 - 06:51 am.

    A terrible loss

    She brought science combined with good judgement and passion to an ignorant and ideologically
    challenged legislature. Not just the environmentalists will miss her.

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