District 25 Senator-elect Liz Boldon 1 of 6 elected as state Assistant Majority Leaders

(ABC 6 News) – Thursday, Senate DFL leader Kari Dziedzic announced that the DFL Caucus has chosen 6 Assistant Leaders from across the state to help lead the caucus when the state legislature reconvenes in January.

Senator-elect Liz Boldon who represents District 25, which includes parts of Rochester, Cascade Township, Haverhill Township, Oronoco, and Oronoco Township is 1 of the 6 senators the Caucus elected. Boldon served one term in the Minnesota House of Representatives prior to being elected to the Minnesota Senate. Boldon (59%) defeated Republican Ken Navitsky (39%), and GLC candidate Bill Rood (2%) in Tuesday’s election.

Along with Boldon, the Caucus elected Sens. Nick Frentz (North Manato), Mary Kunesh (New Brighton), Foung Hawj (St. Paul), Erin Murphy (St. Paul), and Kelly Morrison (Deephaven) as Assistant Leaders.

“The Senate DFL majority has elected a strong team of assistant leaders who will guide our caucus on important issues and represent Minnesotans who hail from across the state – urban, suburban, and rural,” said Majority Leader Kari Dziedzic. “Our new majority was elected with a mandate to improve the lives of Minnesotans and build a state that works for everyone. We are ready to lead.”

Dziedzic takes over the role of outgoing Sen. Melisa López Franzen, who opted not to run for reelection.