Candiates file for office in west central Minn. districts

Republican incumbents file to hold their seats while new DFL challengers step forward.


WILLMAR β€” State legislative races in the area will feature Republican incumbents facing DFL challengers making their first bids for state office. Filing ended for state legislative offices on Tuesday. These are the races in our area:

Senate District 16

Gary Dahms, R-Redwood Falls (incumbent)

Steve β€œStoney” Preslicka, Legal Marijuana Now-Franklin

Senate District 17

Andrew Lang, R-Olivia (incumbent)

Fernando Alvarado, DFL-Willmar


State Representative 16A

Chris Swedzinski, R-Ghent (incumbent)

Doris Drost, DFL-Lynd

State Representative 17A

Tim Miller, R-Prinsburg (incumbent)

Ben Dolan, DFL-Appleton

Ed Engelmann, Legal Marijuana Now-Franklin

State Representative 17B

Dave Baker, R-Willmar (incumbent)

Logan Kortgard, DFL-Willmar

State Representative 18A

Dean Urdahl, R-Grove City (incumbent)


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