Sunday, January 22, 2012

Lars Leafblad exploring run for Greiling's seat? (UPDATED)

UPDATE: Mr. Leafblad has decided against running this year. I hope he'll consider it again in the future.

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"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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