The Minnesota Association of Professional Employees (MAPE) and the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers have endorsed Mohamud Noor in the upcoming special election in Senate District 59.
Noor is among six DFLers seeking to replace former Sen. Larry Pogemiller, who resigned earlier this month to serve as director of the Office of Higher Education.
The DFL primary is scheduled for December 6. The winner will face Republican Ben Schwanke in the general election on January 10.
Noor also picked up support from Stonewall DFL, the party’s LGBT caucus. The Northeast Minneapolis resident resigned from his position as a systems administrator with the Minnesota Department of Human Services, where he was a member of MAPE, in order to seek the Senate post. Noor previously ran unsuccessfully for the Minneapolis school board.
The Minneapolis Regional Labor Federation met last night to consider endorsement, but opted not to throw its support behind a candidate in the SD 59 contest. Kari Dziedzic, Jacob Frey, Alicia Frosch, Paul Ostrow and Peter Wagenius are the other DFLers seeking the post.