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Seifert stops in Alexandria

Gubernatorial candidate Marty Seifert (center) stopped at the Alexandria Airport Wednesday as part of a campaign fly-in. He’s shown with his supporters. (Contributed)

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.

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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.

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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