UPDATE: Mr. Leafblad has decided against running this year. I hope he'll consider it again in the future.
Original Post:"The most networked man in the Twin Cities," Lars Leafblad, appears to be exploring a run for the seat being vacated by retiring Rep. Mindy Greiling (DFL - 54B). Leafblad's been talking to other representatives about the possibility. He also lives in Roseville, in Greiling's district.
Leafblad would be a formidable candidate. He's an executive search consultant who publishes Pollen, an online newsletter that is widely read by Minnesota politicos. He's been a Humphrey Policy Fellow, and was formerly the Director of Development at the Humphrey School.
I hope that Leafblad makes a run for the Legislature. The DFL needs more young, social media savvy folks in public office.
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