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Inver Grove Heights, Sunfish Lake, Northern Eagan, and Southern Mendota Heights

Mary T’Kach earns the DFL Party endorsement for the Minnesota House race in 52B

March 14, 2016

(INVER GROVE HEIGHTS) – On Saturday, March 12, Mary T’Kach earned the DFL Party endorsement for the Minnesota House race in 52B.  The endorsement was given by acclimation after she garnered over 59% on the second ballot and her opponent conceded at the District 52 biennial convention, held at Henry Sibley High School. Mary T’Kach became the first newly endorsed state democratic candidate this election year.

“I am honored to receive the DFL endorsement and look forward to working with everyone to win in November.” T’Kach said in her acceptance speech.  T’Kach thanked Chris Becker, her opponent for a good race.

Mary T’Kach earned the endorsement over Chris Becker, pastor of Amazing Grace Lutheran church in Inver Grove Heights. Mr. Becker has been an advocate for fair and affordable housing in the city. This was the first political campaign for both candidates.  At the convention, Chris Becker agreed to abide by the DFL endorsement.

The 52B seat was recently vacated by Representative Joe Atkins who announced in late January that he would not be seeking reelection.

Mary T’Kach has lived in Inver Grove Heights for 30 years and served on the Inver Grove Heights Planning Commission and she is currently the Chair of the Inver Grove Heights Housing Committee.  Her professional experience includes working in nonprofit, corporate and local government sectors.

Mary T’Kach made an impassioned call for party unity given the common beliefs and values among the supporters of both candidates, and citing the value of standing together to build strength and win in November.

About Mary T’Kach: T’Kach grew up in Minneapolis and graduated from Milton College in Milton, WI and holds a Mini-MBA from St. Thomas University.  She is currently an employee of Ramsey County and for the last 30 years her work in the private, nonprofit and government sectors has focused on resource conservation, energy-efficiency and environment issues that improve the community and the economy.