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Three candidates for St. Cloud House seat prepare for Tuesday special election

The candidates met Friday morning at a candidates’ forum.

The three candidates in Tuesday’s special election in state House District 14A made a pitch to voters Friday morning in St. Cloud.

The election will fill the vacancy created when Steve Gottwalt took a lobbying job and resigned his seat after winning the November election.

Says the St. Cloud Times:

  • Republican Tama Theis said her small-business experience running a remodeling company helped her understand how to grow private-sector jobs;
  • DFLer Joanne Dorsher said her past public service on the St. Cloud School Board gave her knowledge of education, health care and other issues.
  • Independence Party’s Todd McKee said he could “represent the people with a clear conscience” because he’s not beholden to a party, [although he is a candidate for the Independence Party of Minnesota] or to special interest groups.