State Rep. decides not to challenge GOP House Majority Leader in primary
May 18, 2012 — 12:07pm
Republican Minnesota Rep. Carol McFarlane has decided she won't challenge House Majority Leader Matt Dean in a primary.
McFarlane, from White Bear Lake, had been placed in the same district as Dean, from Dellwood, in new political maps released in February. They faced off in a local Republican convention and Dean easily won.
On Friday, after weeks of consideration, she said she had decided not to challenge him in an August primary.
A state judicial panel has recommended Department of Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson and three others to Gov. Mark Dayton as he looks to fill two vacancies on the Minnesota Court of Appeals.