Senate Dist. 39 GOP organizes

The new Senate District 39 GOP last month completed its organizing convention in Mahtomedi.  It endorsed Sen. Ray Vandeveer, Forest Lake and Rep. Bob Dettmer, Forest Lake and Rep. Kathy Lohmer, Lake Elmo, for reelection. The convention heard from senatorial and congressional candidates,  elected congressional and state delegates, passed resolutions and elected new party officers. The new Senate district comprises the upper two-thirds of Washington County from St. Mary’s Point through West Lakeland Township and Lake Elmo to Forest Lake and Scandia with the exception of the city of Hugo. It also includes Franconia Township and Shafer in Chisago County.   Richard Weber, Forest Lake, was elected vice-chair.