Tim Walz Picks Peggy Flanagan as Lieutenant Governor Candidate

Tim Walz Picks Peggy Flanagan as Lieutenant Governor Candidate Photo: Minnesota House of Representatives

October 05, 2017 10:28 PM

U.S. Rep. Tim Walz announced he has picked State Rep. Peggy Flanagan to run as his lieutenant governor, according to a release from his campaign team.

Walz said the two plan to campaign under the theme "One Minnesota".

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The two will make a formal announcement at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the American Indian Center in Minneapolis. 

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"Peggy is going to make a wonderful lieutenant governor for the state of Minnesota," Walz said in a statement. "Peggy's vast knowledge and expertise will be something I rely on daily."

Flanagan is the state representative from District 46A, which represents Golden Valley, Medicine Lake, Plymouth and St. Louis Park.

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If elected, Flanagan would be the highest ranking Native American state-level office holder in U.S. History, according to the Walz campaign.

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