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Kruse to run for Minnesota House of Representatives


WINDOM — Kirby Kruse a former mayor of Windom, announced Monday that he is running for the Minnesota House of Representatives in District 22B. 

Kruse, in a press release, said he looks forward to bringing a new point of view to St. Paul for the constituents of the district. His decision to run comes “after much consideration, prayer and encouragement from family and friends.”

Kruse will be seeking the DFL endorsement for the seat, which has been served for the last seven two-year terms by Republican Rod Hamilton of Mountain Lake.

“It is my goal to work hard in representing the people of District 22B,” Kruse said. “Property tax relief, education, investing in transportation and affordable housing are just a few of the priorities I hear being talked about in the district.”

Kruse added that he’s looking forward to meeting with and hearing the concerns of the people in his district..

“This race is about the people of District 22B — the hard-working families, its veterans, its senior citizens, its children, its farmers and its small business owners,” he said. “They represent the backbone of rural Minnesota. It’s important that they are all represented in St. Paul.”

District 22B consists of all or parts of Nobles, Jackson, Cottonwood and Redwood counties.

“I look forward to visiting with the people of District 22B in the ensuing months,” Kruse said. “ I plan on working hard to earn their trust and support. There are many challenges facing our state. Hopefully, we can work together to make sure brighter days are ahead.”