Le Sueur City Councilor Benjamin Rohloff has announced that he will run for a seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives.
State Rep. Kelby Woodard, R-Belle Plaine, announced Monday that he will not seek a third term.
Rohloff, 25, has served on the City Council for the past 16 months and is currently the Student Senate president at South Central College, North Mankato.
Rohloff served as a Minnesota House of Representatives page for two years and has volunteered to help Republican candidates on their campaigns. He was also a junior high school page.
Rohloff said the first step in his campaign is to assemble a campaign staff. The next step is to talk with delegates and alternates to gain their support for the Republican endorsement.
“With political experience for more than eight years, I feel I have what it takes to get the party endorsement,” Rohloff said.
Al DeKruif, Le Sueur County Republicans chair, said a date for the endorsing convention has not yet been set. The convention would need to occur before the filing period begins. The filing period for state offices is May 20 to June 3.