Forum Communications, Published October 16 2009
Seifert: Governor or bust
The Republican lawmaker announced Thursday that he will finish out his term and then leave the House.
Seifert is the second representative running for governor to say that. House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher, a Minneapolis Democrat, also does not plan to run for another term. Most other legislators seeking the governorship have not ruled out running for re-election.
Seifert, in his 13th year as a legislator, said he has passed more than 90 bills, including one to require pregnant women seeking abortions to be given information about the fetus.
Seifert recently won the top spot in the 2010 governor’s race in a non-binding straw poll of state Republican convention delegates.