BEMIDJI — Rep. Larry Howes, R-Walker, was endorsed Thursday at the House District 5B Republican endorsing convention in Bemidji.
The convention was conducted at Beltrami Electric. Precinct delegates from Beltrami, Cass and Itasca counties were asked to attend and endorse their candidate for the newly formed district encompassing Bemidji, Cass Lake, Walker, Hackensack, Longville and surrounding precincts.
The convention was chaired by 8th Congressional District Republican Chair Ted Lovdahl. Current House District 4B Representative, Larry Howes of Walker presented himself to the nominations committee and received an uncontested endorsement by the delegates present.
Howes was first elected to the Legislature in 1998.