Monday, October 15, 2012
Letter writer Dan McElroy asks voters to support Peterson (the GOP candidate) in her bid against DFLer Will Morgan, citing her experience in business and the Lakeville school board.
Letter to the Editor: Many of us are in a new district this year for the Minnesota House due to redistricting. Through the endorsement process, I have gotten to know Roz Peterson and have been impressed by her qualifications, experience and approach to important issues. Roz has been a business owner, a member of the ISD 194 School Board and a leader in the local Chamber of Commerce. She brings to this election the rare combination of experience in business and government. Her calm and positive attitude toward problem solving is an ideal qualification for office. Electing Roz to the House will reduce gridlock and increase our chances of positive solutions to the many challenges we face as a state. I have decided to support Roz Peterson …
Friday, April 27, 2012
Burnsville's Terry McCall bowed out and gave his personal endorsement to Roz Peterson after four rounds of balloting showed percentages tipping in her favor.
After a lengthy and hard-fought battle, the GOP endorsement for Minnesota House District 56B went to Roz Peterson. A Lakeville School Board member, Peterson came out ahead of Terry McCall of Burnsville in voting at the district’s second endorsing convention Thursday night in Burnsville. Peterson and McCall were deadlocked in balloting for the endorsement during the district’s first convention in March, thus forcing the second round. According to SunThisweek.com, the fight to the finish line lasted four rounds on Thursday night. To qualify, the winning candidate needed 60 percent of the delegates' vote — or 68 votes. Peterson took 57 votes on the first ballot, 62 on the second and 64 on the third. Votes on a fourth round had already been …
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
The two conservatives are onto round two for the GOP endorsement for House District 56B.
Lakeville's Roz Peterson and Burnsville activist Terry McCall will face off in a few short weeks. The Republican Party of Senate District 56 told Thisweek Newspapers that a second endorsing convention for House District 56B is planned for April 26. Peterson and McCall were in a deadlock after the first convention on March 17 failed to produce a clear winner, in spite of four rounds of voting. The victor will run against former DFL Rep. Will Morgan during the upcoming election in November. Burnsville Patch will offer periodic updates on the race. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter or subscribe to our newsletter.
Monday, March 19, 2012
Lakeville's Roz Peterson and Burnsville activist Terry McCall both failed to get the 60 percent margin needed to take the Republican endorsement for new House District 56B.
The bid for the Republican endorsement for House District 56B still hangs in the balance after Saturday, when Roz Peterson and Terry McCall both drew a stalemate at the local convention. It would be an understatement to call it a close race, said Ayrlahn Johnson, chair of the Republican party for SD56. "We had four ballots and we flip-flopped at least twice, three times actually," Johnson said. "It was pretty much deadlocked." The party was no closer to the necessary 60 percent consensus after delegates cast their votes for the fourth and final time. In fact, the race was closer than ever: McCall and Peterson split the vote 54 to 53, separated by a single slip of paper. Johnson said the last time Burnsville delegates left an endorsing …
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Longtime GOP activist Terry McCall is the third local politician to enter the race for the new House District 56B.
Less than a week has gone by since Lakeville Rep. Mary Liz Holberg bowed out of the race for new district 56B, but the field is already getting crowded. Late Tuesday, Terry McCall declared his intention to run. After the redistricting plan was unveiled last month, Holberg found herself charged with District 56B, which encompasses much of Burnsville and only a small portion of northern Lakeville. But last week, Holberg announced her intention to run in District 58A, which covers the majority of Lakeville, her home turf. Competition for the seat is already running high. McCall follows in the footsteps of former DFL Rep. Will Morgan and Lakeville School Board Member Roz Peterson, who declared her intention to seek the Republican endorsement …
Monday, March 5, 2012
State Rep. Mary Liz Holberg (R-District 36A) was redistricted into 56B — a district that encompasses a large chunk of Burnsville and only a sliver of Lakeville — but she announced last week she's going to run for the 58A seat.
Lakeville School Board Member Roz Peterson announced on her Facebook page yesterday that she intendeds to run for a seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives. Peterson said she intends to seek the Republican endorsement for the Minnesota House District 56B seat at the party's March 17 convention. The seat was slated to be State Rep. Mary Liz Holberg's (R-District 36A), of Lakeville, after the new district boundaries were announced last month. But last week, Holberg announced her intention to run in District 58A, which encompasses the majority of Lakeville, and most of the turf she currently represents. The 56B seat is mostly a Burnsville seat, but includes the Lakeville addresses west of Interstate 35 and south to 185th Street West, …
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
The Democrat hopes to win in a district currently falling under Lakeville Republican Mary Liz Holberg.
Former DFL House Rep. Will Morgan is hoping to make a comeback in 2012. On Monday, Morgan said he would seek the Democratic endorsement for House District 56B, an area that now falls under the purview of Rep. Mary Liz Holberg, a Lakeville Republican now largely boxed out of her own town by the redistricting plan released last week. Morgan said his decision to run again was influenced by persistent political turmoil that has characterized the last 12 months at the state capitol. Morgan said he was also disturbed by the GOP's cuts to education and the party's unwillingness to negotiate with Democrats. He promised, if elected, to bring back a spirit of pragmatic bipartisanship. "We need to get back to the way it was, when the DFL house and …