The two candidates in the race:
So here’s the most startling thing about this race: Lena Buggs is actually running. She has an honest-to-God actual campaign website and she has printed up yard signs and she has a Facebook page for her campaign.
I cannot even begin to tell you how weird this is! She really wants this job. She is working really damn hard for this job.
Carrie Wasley is the incumbent. I wrote about her two years ago, using primarily this one interview she did as a source. I’ve found basically nothing more up-to-date about her. She’s still the incumbent and still endorsed by the DFL. (Lena is endorsed by the Greens, who have a statement about her along with their other candidates here.)
Honestly, if I were voting on this one I think I’d vote for Lena just because she wants the job enough to really work for it.
(It looks like I voted on this two years ago, but they’ve now split up the districts such that you only vote for the seat in your actual district, instead of having official districts but voting county-wide.)
“(It looks like I voted on this two years ago, but they’ve now split up the districts such that you only vote for the seat in your actual district, instead of having official districts but voting county-wide.)”
Ah. I wonder if this is why this race didn’t appear on my absentee ballot, though it did on the helper ballot I filled out online. I thought maybe the absentee ballots didn’t include all of the down-ballot races, thinking I’d read that online, but couldn’t substantiate it. I really wanted to vote for this one, too!
There are other options….
Great article. Thank Ms. Kritzer.