Stu Lourey, Lee and Rarick say They’ll run for Senate Seat
Both Loureys are Democrats
ST. PAUL, Minn. – The son of a Minnesota state senator appointed to incoming Gov. Tim Walz’s administration says he’ll run for his father’s seat.
Stu Lourey, who has worked as an aide to Sens. Al Franken and Tina Smith, declared his interest in the seat after his father Tony was named Human Services commissioner on Thursday. Both Loureys are Democrats.
Former Duluth news personality and Democrat Michelle Lee has entered the race for the Minnesota District 11 state senate seat that represents Carlton and Pine Counties.
Lee will face Stu Lourey in a January 22 DFL primary.
Republican State Representative Jason Rarick will also face off on the primary ballot against Justin Krych on the GOP side.
The final election will be held February 5 with John “Sparky” Birrenbach of the Legal Marijuana Party also on the ballot.