DFL Endorses Carly Melin for MN House District 5B

Carly Melin Candidate for DFL House Senate 5B endorsement
Carly Melin Candidate for DFL House Senate 5B endorsement

Carly Melin DFL Candidate for MN House District 5B

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.

Jacob Wheeler

In addition to shooting videos for The UpTake, Jacob Wheeler is a contributing editor at the progressive political magazine In These Times, publishes the Glen Arbor Sun in his native Michigan, and authored "Between Light and Shadow," a recent book about the Guatemalan adoption industry. Wheeler's stories have appeared in such magazines as the Utne Reader, Earth Island Journal, Rotarian and Teaching Tolerance magazine, and newspapers including the San Francisco Chronicle and Christian Science Monitor. He speaks fluent Spanish, German and Danish.

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