Macalester student mounts campaign for state House seat in St. Paul

Macalester College student Andrew Ojeda is running as a Republican for state representative in St. Paul’s District 64A.

Ojeda, a junior, class of ’13, works as a legislative intern at the state Capitol and has the GOP endorsement in the race.

His DFL opponent, state Rep. Erin Murphy, is seeking a third term in the heavily DFL district that includes the Mac-Groveland, Merriam Park and Summit Hill neighborhoods around the college.

Ojeda has a campaign kick-off event Thursday at Mac: 10:15 a.m. in the college’s Weyerhaeuser Chapel. Supporters there will include Minnesota Young Americans for Liberty Chairman Tim Bertram and Minnesota College Republicans Chairman Ryan Lyk.

Says Ojeda:

“This campaign is about bringing people together. Republican, libertarian, independent or Democrat, the label does not matter. The people of Saint Paul are clamoring for true representation, not party affiliation. I am confident that our message of common-sense solutions, focused on getting our state’s economy back on track, will resonate with the citizens of this district.”

Budget fixes are high on Ojeda’s agenda:

“We see all around us at the fed level that if you don’t manage your budget things can happen,” he told the Mac Weekly. “Coming from California, I saw that as well. Minnesota is kind of in this transitional state where they can decide what direction they want their state to go.”

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Comments (4)

  1. Submitted by Dennis Tester on 04/18/2012 - 01:30 pm.

    Who knew?

    that a kid could get through three years at Macalester without succumbing to the indoctrination that surely must be intense. The times they are a-changing.

  2. Submitted by Adam Chelseth on 04/18/2012 - 10:37 pm.


    Joe, quick correction: Rep. Murphy is seeking her fourth term in the House. She was first elected in 2006.

  3. Submitted by Logan Foreman on 04/19/2012 - 08:50 am.

    Raised during the reign

    Of the terminator, Mr. Tester – totally damaged goods.

  4. Submitted by annie wilson on 06/13/2012 - 06:30 am.

    Absolutely right dennis Tester I am also Agree with you….go ahead

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