Herald JournalHerald Journal, Dec. 8, 2003

Filings close, special election set for Dec. 30

By Ryan Gueningsman

Two Republicans, one DFL, and one Constitution party candidate have come forward in the special election race for the remainder of former Rep. Tony Kielkucki's term in the Minnesota House of Representatives.

The endorsed Republican who has filed is Scott Newman of Hutchinson. Also filing as a Republican is LaDon Rydberg of Dassel.

Newman is an attorney from Hutchinson, and Rydberg is the pastor and superintendent of Anchor Christian Academy in Dassel.

There will be a primary election Tuesday, Dec. 16 to determine which Republican candidate will be placed on the final ballot, according to the McLeod County Auditor's Office.

On the DFL side, Lowell Ueland received the endorsement Thursday evening with a unanimous voice vote, and has already filed for the position. One other potential DFL candidate, Kevin Johnson, decided not to run.

Ueland is a retired school teacher and veteran from Glencoe.

Representing the Constitution Party on the ballot will be Bill Dodge of Glencoe. Dodge works in manufacturing.

The general special election will take place Tuesday, Dec. 30.

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