State Rep. Holberg, retiring from Legislature, will seek Dakota County Board post

State Rep. Mary Liz Holberg, a Lakeville Republican who earlier announced she won’t seek a ninth term in the Legislature, says she’ll run for a Dakota County Board seat in November.

She’s seeking the commissioner seat held since 1995 by Paul Krause, a former Minnesota Viking. Krause, 72, told Sunthisweek.com that he has health issues and hasn’t decided whether to seek re-election.

Holberg told the Sun that she’s concerned about a plan to put a roundabout at County Road 50/60 intersection, and the safety of Dodd Boulevard, where a Lakeville North High School was killed in a car crash in December.

Said the Sun:

A conservative Republican who has served most of her time at the state in the minority party, Holberg said she would welcome the opportunity to represent citizens and work on issues that are important to them in a nonpartisan environment.

“I think I have something to offer the community,” Holberg said.

Comments (1)

  1. Submitted by Nathaniel Finch on 03/21/2014 - 10:38 am.

    Does she want to pad her retirement account

    I note that the salary for a Dakota County Commissioner is more than double the salary for a state representative. I suspect that retirement benefits for government employees are highly influenced by the years of highest earnings. Ms. Holberg may be at least as interested in ensuring a good retirement pension as in offering something to the community.

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