November 29, 2017 01:59 PM
The mayor of Woodbury has filed to run for Minnesota governor in 2018.
Mary Giuliani Stephens registered to run for the state's top job on Monday as a Republican. Stephens made an official announcement about the decision Wednesday morning at Self Esteem Brands/Anytime Fitness in Woodbury.
Stephens has been mayor of Woodbury since 2011 after serving four years on the suburb's city council. She's the first woman to announce a bid for the GOP nomination in a field of a dozen Republican candidates.
Gov. Mark Dayton is leaving office after his second term ends next year, setting off a wide open race to replace him.
The Associated Press
Updated: November 29, 2017 01:59 PM
Created: November 29, 2017 01:21 PM
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