Candidates interested in running for the congressional district 8 seat vacated by Rep. Trent Franks have until 5:00 p.m. on January 10 to file nominating petitions for the congressional district 8 special election.
The special election primary will take place on Tuesday, February 27. The special election general election will take place on Tuesday, April 24.
So with ten days to file, who is currently in the race?
According to the Federal Elections Commission, these are the candidates who are currently filed:
Chad Allen (R), healthcare executive
Travis Angry (R), motivational speaker, author, veteran
Scott Allen Baker (R), computer technician and informaton security analyst
Debbie Lesko (R), State Senate President Pro-Tempore (resigned), former State Representative
David Lien (R), piano teacher, former council member in Willmar, Minnesota
Phil Lovas (R), SBA Regional Official (resigned), former State Representative
Steve Montenegro (R), State Senator, Minister, former House Majority Leader, former Congressional Aide to Rep. Trent Franks
Bob Stump (R), former State Corporation Commissioner, former State Representative