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Ingebrigtsen not running for governor

State Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria, has decided against making a run for the governor’s office.

In a statement issued Thursday, Ingebrigtsen said he gave the idea serious consideration but the timing wasn’t right.

“Although I strongly feel that Minnesotans want a common sense conservative voice in the governor’s office, this is just not the right time for me to offer my service,” he said. “As a leader in the state Senate, I will continue to proudly serve the people of Minnesota in District 8 and work to regain a Republican majority in the next election cycle.”

Ingebrigtsen thanked those who offered him encouragement and a willingness to volunteer in a possible gubernatorial campaign. “Those wonderful folks and my family are the main reason why I serve in the Minnesota Senate,” he said.

Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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