Pete Johnson enters Minn. House of Representatives District 7A race

By KBJR News 1

Pete Johnson enters Minn. House of Representatives District 7A race

January 9, 2014 Updated Jan 9, 2014 at 12:50 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Duluth Fire Department Captain Pete Johnson has announced he is running for Minnesota House of Representatives District 7A seat.

Johnson currently serves on the City of Duluth’s Labor Management Committee and previously served on the Civil Service Reform Group. He also served as a member of the Steering Committee of Progressive Action for a number of years.

“As a labor leader and firefighter, it is my job to help people in their darkest days,” Johnson said. “I will take the skills I have gained dedicating my life to the people of Duluth and fight to strengthen Duluth’s middle class. If elected, I will be an advocate for all citizens of Duluth to ensure access to good, living-wage jobs, affordable healthcare and an education system that works at all levels.”

Multiple candidates have stepped up to fill the 7A seat that will be left vacant after Rep. Thomas Huntley announced he would not seek re-election.

Johnson says he will be seeking the DFL and labor endorsement.

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