Rep. Steve Drazkowski, who currently represents District 21B in the Minnesota House of Representatives, won the endorsement of Republican Senate District 20 delegates on Saturday, April 2.
Drazkowski, who was first elected in 2007 and is currently serving his eighth term, defeated Rep. Barb Haley, 70% to 30%.
Haley was first elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2016. She is currently serving in her third term and serves as the House Minority Whip.
Drazkowski and Haley were running to fill the seat being vacated by state Sen. Mike Goggin-Red Wing, who announced his retirement after being first elected to the Senate in 2016.
Senate District 20 covers eastern Olmsted and northwestern Winona counties in the south up through Wabasha and Goodhue counties with a single township in Dakota County added.
Due to redistricting based on 2020 census data, the majority of the current District 21 will become District 20 in January.
Haley has said that she would not commit to abiding by the endorsement process.