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Cheniqua Johnson, Max Kaufman to represent DFL in 22B, 22A House races

SLAYTON -- The matchups for the area's Minnesota House elections are set. Worthington's Cheniqua Johnson (District 22B) and Fulda's Maxwell Kaufman (22A) were endorsed Thursday night by the District 22 DFL. Johnson, a 2013 graduate of Worthington...

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Cheniqua Johnson (left) and Max Kaufman are pictured at the Minnesota Senate District 22 DFL Convention Thursday night in Slayton. (Special to The Globe)

SLAYTON - The matchups for the area’s Minnesota House elections are set.

Worthington’s Cheniqua Johnson (District 22B) and Fulda’s Maxwell Kaufman (22A) were endorsed Thursday night by the District 22 DFL.

Johnson, a 2013 graduate of Worthington High School, gave a commencement address  at the University of Minnesota in May. The 22-year-old has already served as a legislative intern for the U.S Senate, policy intern for Gov. Mark Dayton and has worked as a staff assistant/intern coordinator for U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison since January.

Kaufman, a Fulda native and also a University of Minnesota graduate, currently works as a development planner at the Southwest Regional Development Commission. From 2015 to 2016, he spent nine months in India, doing research focused on government efficiency.

Johnson will face seven-term Rep. Rod Hamilton, R-Mountain Lake, while Kaufman will see Rep. Joe Schomacker, R- Luverne.

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Cheniqua Johnson (center) is pictured Thursday night in Slayton after being endorsed as the District 22B DFL candidate. (Special to The Globe)

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