A special election for a state House seat in District 50B will be held Feb. 9.
State Rep. Ann Lenczewski is resigning from the Legislature at the end of the year, in the middle of her ninth term, to take a government relations j0b. She’s joining the law firm of Lockridge Grindal Nauen, and said last month: “It is time for someone else in Bloomington to bring ideas and advocacy to the Capitol. It is also time for me to return to the private sector.”
Gov. Mark Dayton set the election date, and Secretary of State Steve Simon reports that filings for the seat will open Dec. 8 and run through Dec. 15 at 5 p.m.
A primary, if necessary, will be Jan. 12.
The 50B special election timeline is the same as a special election in state Senate District 35, where voters will elect a replacement for Branden Petersen, who’s stepping down to spend more time with his family.