Rep. Laurie Pryor admitted she got a little bit teary-eyed during her inauguration, after her first run for office. “Today, it’s really cool,” said Pryor, a DFLer who will represent parts of Eden Prairie and Minnetonka.
Pryor started her big day with breakfast with her extended family, which includes son-in-law Cam Winton, a Republican who ran for Minneapolis mayor as an independent.
Pryor said the contentious national elections caused her concern during her race, but “it did strengthen my feeling that I was running for the right office, where you go door-to-door and meet people face-to-face,” she said. Her goal in a first term is to develop relationships and “whenever possible, take the constructive track.”
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