Former state Rep. Terry Morrow has been tapped to manage 1st District Rep. Tim Walz's 2016 re-election bid.
The Walz campaign is expected to announce Morrow's selection later today, according to a source with knowledge of the campaign. Morrow, a Democrat from St. Peter, is expected to start June 1.
Morrow joins the Walz campaign after having worked for the Uniform Law Commission. Prior to that, he served in the Minnesota Legislature from 2007 to 2013. He also worked as a communications studies professor at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter for 18 years.
Walz is seeking his sixth term in office. The Mankato Democrat first won election to Congress in 2006 after defeating Republican Rep. Gil Gutknecht. Blue Earth Republican Jim Hagedorn announced earlier this month he is making a third bid for the seat. Last fall, Walz defeated Hagedorn with 54 percent of the vote. Byron Republican Aaron Miller has also said he's not ruling out a run against Walz. Miller won the GOP endorsement for the seat in 2014 but lost to Hagedorn in the August Republican primary.
Walz is slated to visit a solar project site in Oronoco this morning.