Woodbury Mayor Announces Run for Governor as Republican

At the Mary Giuliani Stephens' announcement Wednesday she will run for governor. Photo: KSTP-TV
At the Mary Giuliani Stephens' announcement Wednesday she will run for governor.

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. 

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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.

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