NEW ULM - Rural New Ulm resident Nikolas Boyce has filed to run against DFL incumbent Rep. Terry Morrow for Minnesota House District 19A.
Boyce's home is barely a mile into the 19A district lines. Boyce is a lifetime New Ulm resident who graduated in May from Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato with a degree in business administration. He is also a graduate of Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School in New Ulm.
Boyce, age 22, recently became involve in politics. He was interested in Republican activities after serving on his college's Student Senate. He participated in the local Republican caucuses, during which he was elected as a delegate. He moved up to the Blue Earth County and First Congressional District conventions, which included participation in the marathon endorsement battle between Mike Parry and Allen Quist.
He was elected as a delegate to the Republican state convention, which inspired him to seek office. No Republican was officially endorsed for District 19A before the filing period, but Republican First District Chair Dave Kruse asked him to fill the Republican spot.
Boyce is nervous and excited about entering the political arena. He believes he has developed enough contacts to run an effective campaign.
Boyce plans to make growing the job market and pro-life the primary platforms of his campaign. He especially motivated by the current economy. He said that his generation would carry the future burden of the nation's debt, so action needs to be taken.
Boyce will be face three-term incumbent Morrow, a Democrat from St. Peter, in the November election.
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