Simonson wins DFL nod for Duluth House 7B seat

Duluth assistant fire chief Erik Simonson, who had a bad news week, nevertheless emerged with the DFL endorsement at today’s convention in west Duluth. He narrowly achieved the 60 percent necessary to defeat Julene Boe in one ballot at the lightly-attended contest.

Simonson has already been organizing his write-in campaign to replace outgoing Rep. Kerry Gauthier (DFL-Duluth) who last month was ensnared in a sex scandal. Republican Travis Silvers is already on the ballot in this heavily DFL district, giving GOPers hopes of snaring an unexpected victory amid confusion over write-in votes. Duluth city councilor Jay Fosle is also running a write-in campaign as an independent.

Boe was a late entrant in the contest. Local activist Dan Fanning was also considered a strong candidate for the endorsement, but opted not to run.

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