Paul Novotny Wins Special Election in House District 30A
Jennifer Lewerenz | Feb 5, 2020 AT 7:01 am
(KNSI) - Voters in House District 30A chose Sherburne County Sheriff's Deputy Paul Novotny to succeed former Representative Nick Zerwas.
Zerwas resigned in December, citing the need for family time after a serious medial diagnosis.
Novotny has worked for the Sherburne County Sheriff's Office for 30 years and is planning to retire in May.
House District 30A covers a portion of Wright and Sherburne Counties.
In a statement, Novotny said, “I am excited to get to work at the state capitol on the things I was elected to do: Protecting Life and the Second Amendment, fixing on roads and bridges, ending fraud and waste, and giving the taxpayer a better tomorrow than yesterday."
There was another special election held Tuesday in House District 60A, which is made up of mostly the city of Minneapolis.
The Minnesota Legislature reconvenes February 11th.