Culp registered with the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board on Friday. The Democrat said in a brief phone conversation that he plans to formally announce his campaign on Thursday. I have requested an interview with Culp about his decision to run.
Nelson won election to the Minnesota Senate in 2010. Prior to that, she served one term in the Minnesota House after winning election in 2002.
According to Culp's Linked In page, he has spent the past few years focused on economic development. He has served as executive director of Lake City's EDA since January of 2015. Prior to that, he worked as a counselor at Southeast Minnesota Business Development Center and as a community and business development specialist at Community and Economic Development Associates. During the summer of 2014, he worked as a field organizer for the Minnesota DFL Party and focused on Senate races in southeast Minnesota. He is a graduate of Carthage College in Kenosha, Wis. and originally grew up in Rochester.