ST. CLOUD - A former St. Cloud attorney is running for the State Senate seat being vacated by John Pederson. Jerry Relph announced today (Tuesday) that he is seeking the nomination as the Republican candidate for Senate District 14.

In a news release, Relph says

"I am confident my work as an attorney in Business, Zoning and Municipal Law provides me with a solid background to understand the many issues we face in Minnesota today.".

Pederson has held the Senate seat for two terms, but announced earlier this month that he is not running for re-election this fall.