The Minnesota Young DFL group has endorsed two state House candidates in highly contested races.
They’re supporting Mohamud Noor in his challenge of state Rep. Phyllis Kahn in District 60B in Minneapolis, and Matt Freeman in the crowded race to get party endorsement in the St. Paul District 64B seat, which is open because of the retirement of state Rep. Michael Paymar.
The group says “Mohamud Noor and Matt Freeman are both young candidates within the age range of the Minnesota Young DFL.”
Said the group’s statement:
“Mohamud Noor is committed to including young people and new Americans in the electoral process,” said Quentin Wathum-Ocama, MYDFL Vice-President. “It is important for the district and its many U of M students to have a strong youth voice at the state capitol. Noor will be that voice. He will work hard to create opportunities for all, fight for high-quality education programs, and address poverty. MYDFL is proud to support him.”
“Rep. Paymar’s retirement is a loss for 64B, but Matt Freeman has the experience to be just as strong of a representative for this district,” said Andie Whitaker, MYDFL President. “Freeman has encouraged young people across our state to become more engaged in civic life. With a record that includes extensive volunteer, campaign, and government work, Matt Freeman is the most qualified first-time candidate running for State House this cycle.”
MYDFL is the official youth caucus of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party.