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Shared from the Duluth News Tribune, “Our View/Endorsement: Reinert more than just ‘something different’ – Opinion by the News Tribune Editorial Board.

Reinert certainly has a record of accomplishment to suggest success in tackling those and other critical community issues — and at an important moment for Duluth. His elected leadership started with his appointment to the Duluth City Council in 2004 to replace Herb Bergson after Bergson was elected mayor. Reinert served two years as council president before being elected to the Minnesota House. He was then elected to the Minnesota Senate where he served two terms before deciding not to run again. While in St. Paul, Reinert’s was a consistent and strong voice for Duluth.

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A guide to the 2023 Duluth mayor and City Council candidates

It’s a major city election in Duluth this November when residents will elect a mayor, six city councilors and three school board members. They will also decide whether to award Duluth Public Schools $79 million in new spending for technology, expanded high school programming and mental health/academic support over the next decade. Mayor Emily Larson faces challenger Roger Reinert in her bid for a third term, after eight years of leading through several mega-storms, a housing crunch and the COVID-19 pandemic.

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NNN: Duluth mayoral candidates share forum stage for first time

The two candidates running for Duluth mayor shared a spotlight on a stage for the first time Wednesday, answering questions for a packed Duluth Chamber of Commerce forum. The forum at the Garden Event Center in Duluth allowed the two candidates to tout their campaigns, while also discussing issues the city is facing.

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NNN: Mayoral candidate, Roger Reinert, responds to 2024 city budget proposal

Duluth mayoral candidate, Roger Reinert, has spoken up after next year’s budget proposal was unveiled. On Monday, Mayor Emily Larson went in front of the city council introducing her $108 million general fund proposal, made up of city sales tax, property taxes, and the recent $4.4 million in local government aid. The mayor’s budget would call for a property tax levy increase of 2% in 2024 or a total of $66 per month on a $200,000 home.

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STAR TRIBUNE: Former state lawmaker stuns incumbent in Duluth mayoral primary

If Duluth Mayor Emily Larson wants a third term, she faces a tough battle against former Minnesota lawmaker Roger Reinert, who surprised many by capturing more than 60% of the vote in the five-person field in Duluth’s primary election Tuesday. The results in the state’s only municipal primary election sets the stage for the first competitive mayoral race in 16 years.

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FOX: Reinert Takes Duluth Mayoral Primary Win Over Incumbent Larson

For the first time in Duluth Mayor Emily Larson’s run for the city’s top job, she is facing her biggest challenger — Roger Reinert. That was made clear Tuesday when results came in for the Primary Election. Reinert secured 63% of the vote Tuesday night with 8,223 votes. Larson secured just under 35% of the vote with 4,560 votes.

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NNN: Exclusive Interview: Mayoral Candidate Roger Reinert’s Reaction after Advancing to the General Election

Roger Reinert and current Mayor Emily Larson are officially moving on to the November general election. In a race involving five candidates, Reinert earned 63% of votes in Tuesday’s primary election for Duluth’s Mayor. Reinert, along with his supporters, were watching the results come in at Warrior Brewing. The crowd was cheering along as Reinert’s voter percentage continued to stay ahead of Mayor Larson by a large margin.

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NNN: Reinert, Larson advance in Duluth Mayor race

Roger Reinert and current Mayor Emily Larson have earned the most votes in Tuesday’s primary for Duluth mayor and will advance to November’s general election. Reinert earned 63% of the votes while Larson earned 34.94%. Larson, a former Duluth City Councilor, is looking to earn her third term in office. Reinert is a former Duluth City Councilor, DFL State Senator, and interim executive director of the DECC. He also deployed to Afghanistan for a year, serving as a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve.

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WDIO: Duluth Mayor race: Larson, Reinert advance

Duluth voters have chosen Emily Larson and Roger Reinert to move on to the general election in the race for mayor of Duluth.

Unofficial results as of 10 p.m. Tuesday night were showing incumbent mayor Emily Larson and former state senator Roger Reinert getting more votes than the other three candidates. 27 of the 34 precincts have reported thus far.

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Fundraising update on Duluth mayoral race

Ahead of next week’s primary in Duluth, there’s a better picture of how much funding candidates have raised this year with a challenger coming out on top in the mayoral race. According to the Duluth City Clerk’s Office, candidate and former local lawmaker Roger Reinert has raised nearly $41,000 from January to July. Mayor Emily Larson has raised nearly $35,000 in the same time period.The other mayoral candidates did not have financial reports.

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WDIO: Mayoral candidate Roger Reinert hosts ice cream social series

Duluth mayoral candidate Roger Reinert hosted the second of three ice cream socials on Wednesday afternoon. The event was held at Chilly Billy’s and served as a way for community members to meet Reinert, learn more about his visions and express their needs and concerns. Reinert’s team says that these meetings are intentionally spread throughout the community and held on different days in order to accommodate various work and parenting schedules.

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WDIO: Roger Reinert officially files in race for Duluth Mayor

Mayoral candidate Roger Reinert officially filed today as a candidate for Mayor of Duluth. “I’m excited to be the very first candidate to file for any office today.  That’s representative of my style”, said Reinert. “I do the things I say I’m going to do, and I get out there and get after it.” Tuesday was the first day to file for office.  Local elections will be held this fall for Mayor of Duluth, and six open Duluth City Council seats.

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FOX21: Roger Reinert Files As Candidate For Mayor Of Duluth

Roger Reinert filed Tuesday morning as a candidate for Mayor of Duluth. “I’m excited to be the very first candidate to file for any office today.  That’s representative of my style”, Reinert said in a press release.  “I do the things I say I’m going to do, and I get out there and get after it.” Reinert had announced he would be running for Mayor in January. 

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STAR TRIBUNE: Duluth DFL mayoral candidate won’t seek DFL endorsement

Duluth politicos geared up for an unusual mayoral race this year when DFL Mayor Emily Larson found an opponent in former DFL state Sen. Roger Reinert, both who’ve been endorsed by the party in past elections. But this week, before Saturday’s Duluth DFL convention where delegates will choose a candidate to support, Reinert said in a social media video he won’t be seeking any endorsements.

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DNT: Roger Reinert sheds DFL label in his bid to become Duluth mayor

Roger Reinert announced Monday he will not seek the DFL endorsement in his campaign to be elected the city’s next mayor, challenging the incumbent candidate Emily Larson, who is seeking a third term, presumably again upon the DFL ticket. “I’ve been endorsed and elected multiple times as a DFL candidate. But I’ve always been a moderate, a consensus building, a business Democrat ― a little more fiscally conservative, a little more socially liberal. And that has not changed,” Reinert said.

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WDIO: Roger Reinert Responds to State of the City Address

Today, Wednesday March 22nd, Mayor Emily Larson delivered her seventh State of the City Address at The West Theatre. Her opponent Roger Reinert had this to say in regards to her speech. “First, I appreciate Emily’s service as our Mayor.  The military in me respects the office, and having been elected at both the local and state level appreciate, and have empathy, for how difficult the task of governing is right now.”

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NNN: Roger Reinert announces bid for Duluth Mayor

Former City Councilor and State Senator Roger announced Thursday morning his candidacy for the 2023 Duluth Mayoral Election. Reinert made the announcement at the Piedmont Heights Community Club. Reinert previously served as a Duluth City Councilor from 2004-2009 and later as Minnesota State Senator in District 7B from 2009-2011.

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STAR TRIBUNE: Roger Reinert to run for Duluth mayor

Reinert, 52, was backed by more than two dozen supporters, whose claps were muted by gloves and mittens on the 20-degree day. He is the first candidate to officially challenge Mayor Emily Larson, who said in December that she will seek a third term. Larson was easily elected in both 2015 and 2019.

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FOX21: Roger Reinert Running For Duluth Mayor

“Expect More Do Better.” That’s the theme of Roger Reinert’s campaign which he kicked off outside the Piedmont Community Center on Thursday. . He says Duluth residents should expect more from their city leaders. “We seem to have lost focus on those key things a city must do well. Duluth needs city government to do what city government needs to do. Focus on delivering effective and efficient core city services,” Reinert said.

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StarTribune: Duluth Sen. Reinert leaving Legislature

To the extent that rank-and-file members of the Legislature are remembered at all after they leave office, it’s usually because they are lucky or unlucky enough to become associated with that rare, occasional issue that rises above the lawmaking grind and swirls up public opinion.

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