New campaign starts for House 4A
The primary election over, Rep. John Persell, DFL-Bemidji, can now focus on his Nov. 2 opponent -- Bemidji Mayor Richard Lehmann.
Persell, seeking a second House 4A term as the endorsed candidate, won the Democratic primary Tuesday with 64 percent of the vote, or 2,418 votes, over challenger Mark Thorson of Bemidji with 36 percent, or 1,350 votes.
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