Voters in state Senate District 35 will vote Feb. 9 in a special election to replace state Sen. Branden Petersen, who is leaving office to spend more time with his family.
A host of Republicans have expressed interest in running for the seat, which is considered safely in the GOP column.
The district includes parts of Anoka County, including Andover, Anoka, Coon Rapids and Ramsey.
The filing period runs from Dec. 8 through Dec. 14, 5 p.m.
If needed, a primary election will be held Jan. 12.
MinnPost’s Cindy Brucato says former state Rep. Jim Abeler is planning a run, as is Republican activist Andy Aplikowski. She said others also considering it are Don Huizenga, state Rep. Abigail Whelan and former state Rep. Kathy Tinglestad.