Ted Suss was officially endorsed as the Democratic-Farmer-Labor candidate for the Minnesota Senate 16 race Saturday at the DFL Senate District 16 convention in Granite Falls.
Suss was approved through unanimous endorsement at the convention. He emphasized his desire to work hard to win the Senate district, which was created through the recent redistricting process, for the DFL. He will be running against Republican incumbent Sen. Gary Dahms (R-Redwood Falls).
Suss is a former member of the Minnesota House of Representatives who served from 1975 to 1978. He has been the superintendent of Wabasso Public Schools since 2003. He said he plans to retire from the position to campaign for Senate District 16.
Suss said tax reform for the middle class, improving Minnesota schools, dealing with post-secondary education affordability and improving public infrastructure, including the four-lane expansion for Hwy 14. He said he is also making the current lack of bipartisanship an issue in his campaign. He said he will run on a promise of encourage compromise and collaboration.
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