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Janis Quinlan talks with Chad Rediske after she beat him for the Senate District 54 GOP endorsement Saturday. Rediske conceded on the fourth ballot. Quinlan, of St. Paul Park, will challenge Sen. Katie Sieben, DFL-Cottage Grove. Bulletin photo by Scott Wente

GOP backs Lehrke, Quinlan, McNamara in Senate District 54

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Republicans picked first-time candidate Janis Quinlan to challenge Sen. Katie Sieben and threw their support behind Cottage Grove City Council member Derrick Lehrke for an open Minnesota House seat.


Quinlan, a real estate agent and St. Paul Park resident, won the Senate District 54 endorsement on the fourth round of balloting at the district convention Saturday in Hastings.

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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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