With every Minnesota House and Senate seat up for re-election this November, the State Capitol was without a doubt a busy spot the last couple weeks as legislative incumbents and hopefuls filed for candidacy.
The recent legislative redistricting split Richfield between two districts: Everything north and east of 73rd Street and Lyndale Avenue falls into Senate District 63, leaving the majority of Richfield in Senate District 50. The number of House districts (two) remained the same.
The following are your candidates:
Senate District 50Candidate Name Party Website Vern Wilcox Republican wilcoxforsenate.com Melissa Halvorson Wiklund DFL N/A
*Senate District 63Candidate Name Party Website Patrick Marron Republican Patricia Torres Ray (incumbent) DFL patriciaforsenate.org
Minnesota House of Representatives
House District 50ACandidate Name Party Website Joseph Koch Independent N/A Craig Marston Republican N/A Linda Slocum (incumbent) DFL N/A
House District 63BCandidate Name Party Website Matt Ashley Republican N/A Jean Wagenius (incumbent) DFL jeanwagenius.org
All candidates have until 5 p.m. Thursday, June 5 to withdraw.
Editor's Note: Senate District 61 was originally named as a Richfield territory. This was a mistake and it has been correct to Senate District 63.