March 19, 2012
Rep. Roger Crawford (R-Mora) was unanimously endorsed in his race for reelection Friday night by District 11B Republicans. Over 100 delegates gathered to choose Crawford who is serving his first term in the Minnesota House of Representatives. “It is an honor to have your endorsement and I pledge to work hard to win this seat. If re-elected, I will continue my work in the Minnesota House to keep us on the path to a healthy jobs climate, greater spending control, and tax reform.” Crawford serves on the Commerce, Tax, Property Tax, and Education Reform committees.
Crawford is a former mayor of Mora and Kanabec County Commissioner. He served in the U.S. Navy and is a small business owner in Mora. He is married to his wife of 39 years Barbara. They have four grown children and four grandchildren.
District 11B includes half of Kanabec County and most of Pine County. The convention heard speeches from Rep. Bob Barrett (R-Lindstrom), Rep. Kurt Daudt (R-Cambridge) and Rep. Kurt Bills (R-Rosemount). Rep. Bills recently announced his candidacy for the U. S. Senate. Bills spoke of the need to address the debt problem of the United States. He teaches Economics at Rosemount High School.