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Candidates Ready For Special Election

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Monday marks Election Day for District 23 B. That district covers parts of Blue Earth, Le Sueur, Waseca, and Watonwan Counties.

For the first time since 2003, Representative Tony Cornish will not win this open seat.

You may recall Cornish resigned last year due to sexual harassment allegations.

But now two new candidates will vie for the seat, Republican Jeremy Munson and Democrat Melissa Wagner.

Munson is a small business owner and hop farmer from Lake Crystal. Aside from being the First Congressional District Republican Party chairman, he also formerly served as chairman of the Blue Earth County Republicans.

Munson says, "I'm asking for your vote on Monday because I want to bring real solutions to St. Paul to fix our high health care costs and to bring jobs back to Minnesota."

Wagner meanwhile, lives on her family's farm in Butternut Valley Township.

She's been a school Social Worker and Special Education Coordinator with the Minnesota Valley Education District for more than 20 years.

Wagner says, “I want to be their voice and to represent them. To me it’s very important that a representative does just that.”

Polling places will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday

-KEYC News 12