Today Minnesota’s 5th Senate District DFL announced its endorsement of Carly Melin who is running for state representative in MN House District 5B to replace Rep. Tony Sertich, who resigned from the legislature to accept an appointment from Governor Mark Dayton to serve on the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board (IRRRB).
Cathy Daniels, 5th Senate District DFL Chair, stated: “We are happy to announce our endorsement of Carly Melin. She represents the future of 5B. The DFL Party endorsed Carly because we need an advocate for senior citizens, our rural schools, and the working people of Northern Minnesota. The election is this Tuesday, Feb. 1. We are asking that all DFLers cast their ballot for Carly. She earned our endorsement because of her strong stance on the issues.”
Melin stated: “I am truly humbled to have the DFL’s endorsement. Our rural communities in Northern Minnesota need a strong advocate down in St. Paul to represent them. I will stay true to my promise to take care of our seniors, create sustainable jobs, and protect the working people. I will fight for the ideals we share.”
The 5th Senate District DFL held its endorsing convention today in Hibbing. Melin received support from over 60 percent of the delegates.