Rep. Clark Johnson on Monday formally announced his intention to seek re-election this fall for the seat in Minnesota House District 19A which includes St. Peter.
“It has been an honor to represent the district in the Minnesota House of Representatives,” said Johnson.
“I have listened to and learned from my neighbors. I believe I’ve helped the district and the state through the work we accomplished at the legislature over the last two sessions. I want to continue that effort.”
Johnson, a DFLer who won a special election last February 2013 following the resignation of then Rep. Terry Morrow, cited the legislature’s passage of “a stable budget built on fair taxes” among significant accomplishments.
“We also made important investments in education and Highway 14 upgrades, and at the same time reduced property taxes,” Johnson said. “I’m running again to help keep our state moving forward. I’ve been a strong advocate for the people and key economic sectors of District 19A.”
Johnson, who has worked as a student-relations adviser at Minnesota State Mankato for nearly 30 years, noted that Minnesota has the fifth-fastest growing economy in the country.
“I will continue to work with my constituents to create a strong state economy,” he said, “and to help build healthy communities where we all have the opportunity to reach our dreams.”