Kriesel would not rule out run for governor

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Retiring GOP state Rep. John Kriesel raised eyebrows on Friday when he posted a "Kriesel for Governor" logo on his Facebook page, Real Capitol View reported. "What do you think?" he asked his friends.

Kriesel says a stranger made the logo and offered to do design work for him if he ever decided to run.

He got more than 300 likes on the post. Kriesel says he loves his new job, but acknowledges that he can't rule out a run for governor.

“I would never rule out a run for governor, and the encouragement and support that I’ve received has been flattering, but I absolutely love my new job working for Anoka County Veterans Services and I’ve enjoyed being able to spend more time with my wife and sons now that I’m out of politics,” said Kriesel.

Kriesel spent just one two-year term in the Legislature, but made a few headlines in his short tenure, perhaps most notably for his opposition to putting a marriage amendment on the ballot.

Here he bids farewell to his legislative colleagues:

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