Term of Office: 1/8/2013 to 1/5/2015
Occupation: Assistant Fire Chief
In September, 2012, after Rep. Kerry Gauthier withdrew from the ballot, it appeared that Erik Simonson, as the DFL-party-endorsed replacement, would have to run as a write-in candidate. State law did not allow for removal of legislative candidates from the ballot after the official candidate withdrawal period ends. Following a hearing, the Minnesota Supreme Court ordered his name to appear on the ballot against the Republican candidate Travis Silvers. Jay Fosle ran unsuccesfully as an independent write-in candidate in this race.