When it comes to rural parts of the district, Johnson is at a disadvantage. Both his opponents live on farms and are either active or retired farmers.
But Johnson said he would follow the lead of Morrow — a New York City native who didn’t have a strong farm background when first elected in 2006 but worked hard to educate himself on agricultural issues.
“What he did was he went out there and learned,” Johnson said. “And I’m a learner.”
Saturday's Free Press will include a profile of Republican candidate Allen Quist. A profile of Independence Party candidate Tim Gieseke was published Thursday and is also on this website.