Norton, Welti launch "listening tour"
Two DFL incumbent lawmakers are kicking off listening tours in their districts to hear from voters. Rep. Kim Norton, DFL-Rochester and Rep. Andy Welti, DFL-Plainview, are both launching their tours today.
Welti was scheduled to start his listening tour at 9 a.m. at Century High School. He plans to make several spots in House District 30B to talk with residents. His district includes a portion of southeast Rochester and surrounding small towns including Stewartville, Eyota and Plainview.
Norton's listening tour kicks off at 12:15 p.m. at Goose Egg Park in Rochester. She also plans to travel around her district, House District 29B. That district covers northwest Rochester. The media has been invited to tag along with both of the candidates on their tours.
Both Welti and Norton are running against endorsed Republican candidates in November. Former Rochester Postmaster Mike Benson is challenging Welti, and former professional baseball player Mike Rolih is r unning against Norton.