A Hibbing, Minn., teacher has joined the race for the Republican endorsement for governor.
Robert Farnsworth announced in a news release that he is running because “I have three children under the age of five. Under the current leadership, we are going to leave them a state that provides less opportunity than the Minnesota that I grew up in. We can truly reform education to teach kids what they will actually use and have them ready for life.”
Farnsworth said former U.S. Rep. Chip Cravaack, a Republican from the 8th District, was an inspiration to his candidacy. “As a former union member, he was able to bring conservative union members into the Republican coalition,” Farnsworth said.
Farnsworth, a special education teacher in the Hibbing school district, said he plans to have a booth at the State Fair, where he wants to “meet and talk to as many Minnesotans as possible.”
Farnsworth registered his campaign committee Monday with the state Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board.