A longtime Farmington resident was endorsed by House District 58B DFLers at their convention Saturday, March 8, at Farmington High School.
Marla Vagts will face five-term incumbent Rep. Pat Garofalo, R-Farmington, in the fall 2014 election.
Vagts, a contract supervisor for North American Communications Resource Inc., became involved in politics as a volunteer with President Barack Obama’s 2010 campaign.
She describes her role in the telecommunications business as a negotiator whose job is to bring people together to work cooperatively.
She said she seeks to exercise these skills on behalf of the people of southern Dakota County as their representative in the Legislature.
Vagts said she emphasizes her commitment to equal pay and treatment for women, jobs and economic security, and the environment.
She said she is able and willing to work with the DFL majority in the Minnesota Legislature “to get things done for all of our people, for those who work, do business and raise families in our community.”
Vagts has lived in a log home for nearly 25 years on the east side of Farmington. Her husband, Tim, died from cancer in 2010.
They raised five children who are now grown.
The House district includes the city of Farmington and townships to the south and east, including Eureka, Empire, Castle Rock, Vermillion and Hampton.