Schmit unanimously endorsed at District 21 conventionLifelong Red Wing resident Matt Schmit earned the endorsement of every Democrat in Senate District 21 who attended the nominating convention Sunday.
By: Regan Carstensen, The Republican Eagle
Lifelong Red Wing resident Matt Schmit earned the endorsement of every Democrat in Senate District 21 who attended the nominating convention Sunday.
“I’m humbled by the enthusiastic support our campaign has received,” Schmit said after the event, which was held at the Lions Community Center in Goodhue.
As the owner of a small business, Schmit said he finds the career path to be helpful in his political endeavor.
“Owning a small business has taught me how to identify real problems and implement appropriate solutions. I’ve also learned to be realistic about revenues and expenditures,” he explained.
District 21 Chair Nona Nelson, who was re-elected for another term, said she was pleased with how things went.
“We had a good turnout,” Nelson commented. “And we had question sessions so everybody had an opportunity to ask their question of the candidates.”
Another Democrat endorsed at the convention was Lake City resident John Bacon, who received more than 60 percent of the votes for the House District 21A seat, Nelson said. She added that Democrat Bruce Montplaisir, a Winona County resident and retired superintendent, was unanimously endorsed for the House District 21B seat.
During elections in November, the Democrats will challenge three incumbent Republicans. Schmit will go up against Sen. John Howe, Red Wing, Bacon will challenge Rep. Tim Kelly, Red Wing, and Montplaisir will vie for a seat against Rep. Steve Drazkowski, Mazeppa.