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Republicans endorse Kohout for District 20B

OLIVIA -- Brian Kohout, 21, of Olivia, has received the Republican Party endorsement for Minnesota state representative in District 20B. He received the endorsement on June 19, according to a news release from the Kohout campaign.

Kohout graduated from BOLD High School in Olivia and majored in political science and history St. John's University.

Kohout said he is the youngest person seeking state office in Minnesota.

Kohout said growing up in a rural community makes him a strong advocate for rural values. He added he will fight hard to protect out-state Minnesotans.