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Erik Simonson Receives DFL Party Endorsement for District 7B Seat

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Erik Simonson Receives DFL Party Endorsement for District 7B Seat

September 8, 2012 Updated Sep 8, 2012 at 1:46 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland’s NewsCenter) --- Erik Simonson has received the DFL Party endorsement for the Minnesota House District 7B seat.

About 70 delegates attended a conference at Denfeld High School Saturday to vote on who receives the party’s endorsement.

Assistant Duluth Fire Chief Simonson secured the party endorsement by a 33-21 vote.

Simonson told the Northland’s NewsCenter he will spend the weekend door knocking in his district and informing people how to properly vote for a write-in candidate.

Simonson launched his campaign for the seat after Representative Kerry Gauthier’s campaign was derailed by news that he had engaged in a sexual act with a minor at a rest stop in Duluth.

Rep. Gautheir announced he would not run for re-election, but his name will remain on the ballot in November.

Other candidates in the race include Republican endorsed candidate Travis Silvers and Duluth City Councilor Jay Fosle, a declared write-in candidate.

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