Seifert stops in Alexandria
Marty Seifert, a Republican candidate for the governor’s office, stopped at the Alexandria Airport Wednesday morning.
He visited with supporters and talked about his campaign, which he said will focus on improving transportation, taming the skyrocketing costs of health care co-pays and deductibles, and providing quality education.
Seifert is among five Republican candidates who will face off in the August 12 primary. Others include Kurt Zellers, Jeff Johnson, Merrill Anderson and Scott Honour.
Seifert, who lives in Marshall, told the Echo Press that his campaign is off to a fantastic start. He said that voters like the idea of having a candidate from rural Minnesota.
“A lot of folks in rural Minnesota are feeling left behind in a lot of issues,” he said, citing the state’s per pupil formula that’s “skewed” toward the metro and the billions of dollars spent on light rail projects in the metro area while nursing home reimbursement rates in rural areas remain low.
He added that voters believe, as he does, that government is too big and taxes are too high.
Seifert’s lieutenant governor running mate is State Representative Pam Myhra of Burnsville.