Champion to run for Higgins seat

State Rep. Bobby Joe Champion, DFL-Minneapolis, says he plans to run for the Minnesota Senate in District 58 next year.

Champion wants to replace Sen. Linda Higgins, DFL-Minneapolis, who announced earlier this week that she will not seek re-election to a sixth term. In a news release today, Champion said he is inspired by Higgins.

“I wish her all the best as she continues to advocate for the people of Minnesota,” Champion wrote. “I can only hope to continue her work and represent the needs and values of our district in the State Senate. I look forward to bringing my voice to the Senate just as I’ve done in the House.”

Champion is an attorney serving his second term in the House.

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