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The 2012 Vote! Newcomers Battle for Open Seat in House 13A [AUDIO]

Jeff Howe, Richard Bohannon

COLD SPRING/ROCKVILLE – One of the most interesting State House races in our area will be in House District 13A.  It’s the district formerly known as 14B, and was a seat held by Democrat Larry Hosch since 2004.  However, with Hosch not running for re-election, two relative new comers are vying for the seat.

Democrat Richard Bohannon is from Cold Spring.  He’s currently a member of the Cold Spring Planning Commission, and is a professor at St. John’s University.  He says he was disappointed with the previous State Legislatures for putting the amendment questions on the ballot.

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Bohannon says education funding will be his top priority, if he gets elected next week.

Republican Jeff Howe is from Rockville, where he is a current city council member.  Howe is also a former fire marshal in St. Cloud and Waite Park.  He says partisan politics at the State Capitol is his biggest concern.

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Howe says his top priority, if he gets elected, would be to address unfunded mandates handed down to local governments.

Both men are running for a state office for the first time.

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