Candidates line up for Morrow’s seat

At least one candidate says she’s interested in representing the St. Peter area once DFL Rep. Terry Morrow vacates his seat.

Robin Courrier will seek the DFL endorsement for House District 19A, which includes Courrier’s town of North Mankato and St. Peter, according to a press release from her campaign.

Courrier is an elementary school teacher. She serves as President for the Mankato Teachers’ Association and is on Education Minnesota’s Governing Board, according to the press release. If elected, Courrier says she will focus on education, health care and job creation.

Meanwhile, the New Ulm Journal reported last week that former Republican state Rep. Allen Quist is also interested in the seat.

Morrow announced last week that he is taking a job in Chicago. He’ll resign before the start of the 2013 legislative session.

Gov. Mark Dayton has yet to call a special election for the seat.