Lanesboro pub owner Jon Pieper has filed paperwork with the state to run against veteran state Rep. Greg Davids this fall.
Pieper, owner of Old Village Hall, established his campaign committee on Feb. 3 with the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board to run as a Democrat for the House District 28B seat. Pieper did not return a phone call seeking comment.
Davids was first elected to the Minnesota Legislature in 1991. He was narrowly defeated in 2006 by La Crescent farmer Ken Tschumper. The Preston Republican won back the seat two years later, defeating Tschumper.
Davids has proven to be a prolific fundraiser, raising more than $59,000 as of Dec. 31 for his campaign. That's the highest fundraising total among members of the southeast Minnesota delegation. Davids had more than $22,000 in the bank heading into the new year.