State Senator Newman Running for Attorney General 29 May 14

This morning (Thursday) State Senator Scott Newman of Hutchinson announced his plans to run for Minnesota Attorney General.
“I think it is time to have a fresh new approach into the activities of the Attorney General’s office instead of simply relying on decades of implementing the DFL game plan,” said Newman. He stressed the fact that there has not been a Republican Attorney General since Doug Head was elected in 1966.
Newman stated that incumbent Attorney General Lori Swanson, has continually sided with her political party on partisan issues like daycare unionization and Obamacare. Newman stated that Swanson should have been siding with her client, the state of Minnesota.
“I am looking to change the atmosphere and approach of the Attorney General’s Office to be one of enforcing our laws and defending our State, rather than protecting a particular party platform and furthering its goals,” said Newman.
Newman currently represents the people of Senate District 18. Before serving in the Senate, Scott served two terms in the Minnesota House of Representatives.
Newman has an extensive background in civil litigation, which earned him his certification as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and the Minnesota State Bar Association.
While in the Senate, he has served on the Educational Finance, Educational Policy, Claims, Public Safety, Judiciary, Finance, Rules, Capitol Investments and Elections committees.