Duluth News Tribune reports…
Lourey won 53.24 percent of the vote, according to unofficial results reported by the Minnesota Secretary of State’s Office. Senate District 11 includes precincts throughout Carlton and Pine counties and parts of St. Louis and Kanabec counties. The seat was recently vacated by Tony Lourey after he joined the new cabinet of Gov. Tim Walz as commissioner of the state Department of Human Services.
“We are absolutely humbled by the support that we received from across the district and folks coming out and making their voices heard on this cold January day,” Stu Lourey said. “Most of all we are looking forward to these next couple of weeks of having conversations at the doors, on the phones with voters and families about the issues that matter here.”
Those issues, according to Lourey, are access to affordable health care, fair funding for public schools, quality affordable housing and broadband internet access.