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Teacher Fietek Launches Minn. House Campaign

Updated: 04/18/2014 1:57 PM
Created: 04/18/2014 11:17 AM KSTP.com

A teacher who spoke out for gay students during a bullying debate in the state's largest school district says he's running for a state House seat.
    
Jefferson Fietek will challenge Rep. Mark Uglem, a Champlin Republican, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported.
    
Fietek advocated for gay students in 2010 when the Anoka-Hennepin school district struggled with several student suicides and federal lawsuits from students who said they were bullied over real or perceived sexual orientation.

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