The Free Press, Mankato, MN

February 9, 2013

Your View: Johnson would work for a more effective Legislature

By Chuck Hendrycks, Lafayette

— On Tuesday, we have an opportunity to elect a new representative to the Minnesota House in District 19A. We need someone who will be able to work with a polarized Legislature.

Clark Johnson is that kind of candidate. He is a moderate Democrat who is committed to solving the problems the state legislature faces. He understands that rural Minnesota and small businesses are the backbone of our district's economy.

I have known Clark Johnson for 25 years.  He is one of the most practical, hard-working people I know. He has the optimism, dedication and common sense to get the job done.

With so many legislators holding extreme positions, Clark Johnson is just what we need to create a more effective Legislature.