Pakou Hang is backing Chai Lee in the crowded Senate District 67 contest. In 2005, Hang ran for a St. Paul City Council seat, losing out to Sixth Ward incumbent Dan Bostrom by less than 400 votes. Perhaps more relevant to the current St. Paul contest: Hang was the campaign manager for retiring incumbent Sen. Mee Moua‘s initial campaign in 2002.
“Once in a while, a dynamic leader comes along who brings fresh ideas and a new perspective to the challenges facing our community,” said Hang, in a statement announcing the endorsement. “For the East Side, that dynamic leader is Chai Lee.”
Lee, a former staff-er in St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman‘s office, also touts endorsements from former state Sen. Steve Kelley and former St. Paul Mayor Jim Scheibel.
There are nine DFLers competing in the August 10 primary.