There will be at least two candidates seeking the Republican nomination for the soon-to-be-vacant Minnesota House District 56B seat at the party's March 17 convention.
Just a day after Lakeville School Board Member , Second Congressional District Republican Party Chair Terry McCall has declared his intention to run.
McCall, fresh off a campaign to replace Tony Sutton as chair of the Minnesota Republican Party, and who lives in Burnsville, said he hopes his connections in the party will pay off during the county convention.
"I think (Peterson) is a very attractive candidate. I wouldn't hold her inexperience against her," McCall said. "(But) I think her challenge will be getting acceptance of Burnsville delegation."
The District 56B seat was slated to be State Rep. Mary Liz Holberg's (R-District 36A), of Lakeville, after the . But last week, , which encompasses the majority of Lakeville, and most of the turf she currently represents.
The 56B seat is mostly a Burnsville seat, but includes the Lakeville addresses west of Interstate 35 and south to 185th Street West, along with a small chunk to the east of Interstate 35, including the Argonne and Crystal Lake neighborhoods.
announced his candidacy for the seat last week.
McCall is retired from a career at 3M, and now owns a small financial management firm. He is also a founding board member of Pregnancy Choices Life Care Center in Apple Valley.