I remember the good old days when Tarryl Clark moved from St. Cloud to Duluth. These days, Tarryl isn’t the rising star that she once was. These days, she’s still travelling but this time, instead of running for Congress, she’s running for a spot on the Stearns County Commission, where she’ll be running against Steve Gottwalt.
A loyal reader of LFR emailed me, saying “Travelin’ Tarryl has a house on Woodhill Road near Cooper Ave about 7 blocks from Calvary Church. Her new ‘apartment’ is near the St. Cloud Aquatics Center…in Steve Gottwalt’s County Commissioner District where the vacancy is occurring.”
KVSC reported the story this way:
With candidate filing periods closing this week, one candidate made a last second entry to join the race to become the District 1 Stearns County Commissioner.
Tarryl Clark announced her intention to run for the position Tuesday. Clark is a resident of St. Cloud who has worked in the St. Cloud area for about 30 years. She is an active member of the St. Cloud Rotary Club and the St. Cloud Chamber of Commerce.
Clark has previously been elected to the Minnesota State Senate, where she became Assistant Majority Leader and worked from 2006 to 2010. She was also the Academic Dean at St. Cloud Technical and Community College and the first Director for the Central Minnesota Habitat for Humanity.
Clark will run against businessman Craig Bomgaars and former St. Cloud City Council member Steve Gottwalt.
I’m sure the omission of Steve Gottwalt’s accomplishments was intentional. While it’s true that Steve served on the St. Cloud City Council, including as City Council President, he later went on to win election to the Minnesota House of Representatives, eventually serving as Chair of the House Health Care Reform Committee.
I found this interesting:
What’s pathetic is that Tarryl went from Minnesota Senate in 2005-2011 to Congressional candidate in CD-6 in 2010 to congressional candidate in CD-8 in 2012 to running for the Stearns County Commission in 2018. The question I have is this: will she run for Colin Peterson’s seat when he retires?
I won’t bet against it.
PS- I wouldn’t bet against Steve Gottwalt in this race.