Two days after filing to run for the Senate seat being vacated by Larry Pogemiller, Cordelia Pierson has dropped out of the contest. Instead Pierson announced that she is backing Kari Dziedzic, one of six DFLers remaining in the contest. Dziedzic is currently a policy aid to Hennepin County Commissioner Mark Stenglein.
by Paul Demko
Published: November 2, 2011
Tags: Cam Gordon, Cordelia Pierson, Diane Loeffler, Jacob Frey, Jean Wagenius, Jeff Hayden, Josh Bassais, Karen Clark, Larry Pogemiller, legislative races, Linda Berglin, Nelson Inz, Paul Dennis, Peter Wagenius, Phyllis Kahn, R.T. Rybak, Skip Humphrey, womenwinning
At least three strong DFL challengers — Jacob Frey, Cordelia Pierson and Peter Wagenius — are seeking the Minneapolis Senate seek vacated by Larry Pogemiller. The three-decade veteran legislator announced last week that he was resigning to serve as director of the state’s Office of Higher Education.
Cordelia Pierson is the third candidate to file for the seat being vacated by Sen. Larry Pogemiller. Pierson is currently executive director of the Minneapolis Riverfront Partnership, a nonprofit group that focuses on riverfront revitalization.