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Newport council member Gallagher to seek DFL nod for 54A House race

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Newport City Council member Steven Gallagher said Friday he will seek the DFL nomination to run for the state House District 54A seat being vacated by Rep. John Kriesel.

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Gallagher, in his first term on the Newport City Council, will join an growing field of south Washington County Democrats who hope to win back a seat held by the DFL for decades before Kriesel, a Republican who said he will not seek a second term, narrowly flipped the seat in 2010.

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