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Former Green Party candidate Overby to seek DFL endorsement

Paula Overby has been involved with the MN DFL in many ways. She is seeking endorsement in the 2020 US Senate race. WTIP photo.
Paula Overby has been involved with the MN DFL in many ways. She is seeking endorsement in the 2020 US Senate race. WTIP photo.

2020 is a major election year. The nation will be voting for president and some key legislative seats. WTIP Community Radio’s policy is to meet with and interview any of those candidates who reach out to us.

One such candidate is Paula Overby who visited Grand Marais on January 17-18. Overby has filed to run for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by former Lt. Governor Tina Smith.

This isn’t Overby’s first interview with WTIP Community Radio. She was in Grand Marais in November 2018, when she was running for senate as a Green Party candidate. Listen to that interview here.

This time, Overby is taking a different route. She is seeking the endorsement of the Democratic-Farm-Labor (DFL) Party.

Overby, from Eagan, Minnesota, has had a varied career before entering the political arena. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a degree in psychology and a second major in computer science. As a full time working mother of three, she had a successful career as a systems analyst with experience in quality assurance, data analysis and process design.

Overby is author of the Transgender Myth: Through the Gender Looking Glass.

In this interview, WTIP’s Rhonda Silence learns more about Paula, about the challenges faced by candidates not affiliated with either of the two major political parties—and about her decision to seek the DFL endorsement.  

 

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