DFL endorses Al Doty in House District 9B race

Former State Rep Al Doty was endorsed as the DFL candidate for state representative in District 9B Monday, June 2.

Delegates from Morrison, Todd, Cass, and Wadena Counties met in Browerville Monday to endorse DFL candidates for election from State Senate District 9.

The 9B seat is currently held by Rep. Ron Kresha, R-Little Falls, who is expected to seek re-election. District 9B includes all but two townships of Morrison County plus

Before his legislative career, Doty served as a Senior Advocate and a teacher/coach at Pierz High School. Most recently he worked as a member of Congressman Rick Nolan’s staff. He lives in Royalton with his wife Donna.

Nominating Doty were Cathy Adamek and Bob Keeton. Adamek said, “There is not a more qualified individual out there.  We know experience counts, and Al definitely has the experience we need in St. Paul.”

In his acceptance speech, Doty talked about moving rural Minnesota forward; forward in education, in jobs, in health care, and in quality of life.

Doty went on to say that Minnesota’s economy is slowly returning to pre-recession levels thanks to a DFL-led legislature. “The previous two years of Republican cuts, a 21-day shutdown, borrowing from schools, and increased property taxes were bad years for rural Minnesota,” said Doty, “Under this last session, property taxes will decrease, our schools were paid back, all-day kindergarten was funded and rural broadband received support. The DFL direction is the right direction.”