Incumbents without challengers

KIMT News 3 – Most voters will be making their vote for a Republican or a Democrat this fall, but some in Minnesota will not have both options.

The candidate filing period came to a close this week and six Minnesota Republicans and one Democrat do not have any challengers. Unless anything major happens those seven should be in office next session.

Two of those people are right here in our area.

One is State Rep. Duane Quam, R-Byron, and the other is State Rep. Kim Norton, DFL-Rochester.

Norton says she will still stay busy.

“Certainly you need to keep in contact with your constituents and for the last eight years I’ve been holding monthly meetings. I’ll continue those throughout the summer and do mailings, keep up regular communication, some door knocking, but it won’t mean every single day, eight to five door knocking or eight to nine door knocking,” Norton said.

She also plans to take a nice, long vacation.

“A little more time with my family over the summer, which you miss when you’re in session and away from town during the session, so looking forward to that and then after that I can start planning for some bills. I’ve already got meetings scheduled with folks,” Norton said.

The primary in Minnesota is set for August 12.

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