Ann Marcotte ’00 enters MN District 7 senate race

Aitkin County commissioner to seek seat in Minnesota Legislature

DULUTH — Aitkin County Commissioner Ann Marcotte announced Tuesday she is seeking the GOP nomination for Minnesota State Senate, District 7, a newly formed senate district.

Besides serving as a county commissioner since 2010, Marcotte represents the county on the Mississippi Headwaters Board, chair 2021; the Northern Counties Land Use Coordinating Board, chair 2017-2022; and the Aitkin Planning and Zoning Committee, chair 2021-22.

Marcotte is the Association of Minnesota Counties District One director representing Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Koochiching, Lake, Pine and St. Louis counties.

“Our region is rich in natural resources, and meaningful coordination between state and federal lawmakers continues to be critical for the success of our timber, mining and sporting industries now and for future generations,” Marcotte said in a campaign statement.

Marcotte holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from the College of St. Scholastica as well as a Juris Doctor from the University of North Dakota School of Law. She has served as a Minnesota public defender, representing indigent citizens in criminal matters for more than 20 years in Itasca County.

Marcotte’s civic affiliations include serving as treasurer on the Northern Pines Mental Health Board, board member of Northern Counseling Center and a tenured board member of Advocates for Family Peace. She is also a board member of the Hill City Area Community Fund.

Read the story from the Duluth News Tribune