DFL endorses Alan Roy, Erika Bailey-Johnson and Reed Olson in District 2
Senate District 2 includes the entire counties of Beltrami, Clearwater, Lake of the Woods and Mahnomen along with portions of Itasca, Cass, Hubbard and Becker -- as well as the three largest Native American reservations in Minnesota: White Earth, Red Lake, and Leech Lake.
Becker County resident Alan Roy has won the DFL endorsement for the newly formed Senate District 2 race.
Roy, a U.S. Army Veteran who served during Iraqi Freedom and currently is a major in the Army Reserve, is an enrolled member of the White Earth Reservation and currently serves as secretary-treasurer of the White Earth Tribal Council.
Erika Bailey-Johnson won DFL endorsement in the Minnesota House 2B race. That district includes part of Becker County and all of the White Earth Reservation.
Bailey-Johnson is the sustainability director for Bemidji State University. She is an enrolled member of the Red Lake Reservation who lives in Beltrami County with her husband, Matt, and two sons.
Reed Olson won DFL endorsement for the Minnesota House 2A seat, which includes the city of Bemijdi and the entire Red Lake Reservation. Olson lives in Beltrami County and operates a small business in Bemidji. Olson is a former two-term member of the Bemidji City Council and is currently serving his second term as a Beltrami County commissioner.
Democrats in the newly formed Senate District 2 convened Saturday, May 1 at the Cedar Lakes Casino and Events Center in Cass Lake to endorse candidates and elect party officers for the upcoming election cycle.
Senate District 2 includes the entire counties of Beltrami, Clearwater, Lake of the Woods and Mahnomen along with portions of Itasca, Cass, Hubbard and Becker.
Senate District 2 also includes the three largest Native American reservations in Minnesota: White Earth, Red Lake, and Leech Lake.
Officers elected for Senate District 2 were Chair Mike Simpkins, Vice-Chair Christina Bowstring, Treasurer Mike Albrecht, Secretary Rebecca Colebank, and Affirmative Action Officer Christian Taylor-Johnson.