Who’s running now?

Two recent anouncements: Bostrom for Ramsey County sheriff and Conlon for state auditor.

Matt Bostrom announced his candidacy on December 8. The Pioneer Press reports:

Bostrom grew up in St. Paul’s Lake Phalen area and lives in Lowertown. He started the St. Paul police academy in 1982 and is the assistant chief of homeland security and support services. Bostrom, the son of City Council Member Dan Bostrom, was in charge of the police department’s security planning for the Republican National Convention in 2008.

Tom Conlon, who resigned from the St. Paul school board earlier this year to run a historic inn in North Carolina, is back. He’s running for state auditor, reports the Pioneer Press, though he doesn’t have his website up yet. As the only Republican on the school board, he may have felt isolated. In statewide office, current constitutional officers include State Auditor Rebecca Otto (DFL), Secretary of State Mark Ritchie (DFL), and Attorney General Lori Swanson (DFL) — and, of course, Governor Tim Pawlenty (IR), who will be leaving office at the end of his current term.

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