Pete Radosevich announces candidacy for 11A seatOn Monday, Pete Radosevich, a 48-year-old attorney and Esko restaurateur, became the fourth DFL candidate to jump into the race for the House District 11A seat.
By: News Tribune staff, Duluth News Tribune
On Monday, Pete Radosevich, a 48-year-old attorney and Esko restaurateur, became the fourth DFL candidate to jump into the race for the House District 11A seat.
In a statement issued along with the announcement of his candidacy, Radosevich said: “We’ve needed someone from Carlton County in the legislature for decades, but until the redistricting, my representative was from Hermantown, and their issues are not the same as Carlton County issues. I’m excited Esko is finally in the district with the rest of Carlton County.”
Recent redistricting in the state led to the redrawing of District 11A‘s lines, leaving it with no incumbent.
“I believe in appropriate taxation and responsible spending,” Radosevich said when describing his political philosophy. “I believe the government exists to solve our collective problems. And I believe the Legislature needs a DFL’er like myself who has both relative youth and experience.”
The DFL is expected to endorse a candidate for House District 11A on May 19. Three other candidates also are seeking the party’s support: Jesse Berglund, a Cloquet attorney; Mike Sundin, a DFL activist from Esko and member of Painters & Allied Trades Local 106; and Byron Kuster, an educator from Moose Lake.
Cory Pylkka, an Atkinson Town Board supervisor, is running for the seat, too, as an Independent.