Posted at: 05/23/2013 4:40 PM
Updated at: 05/23/2013 6:11 PM
Scott Honour stopped in Duluth on Thursday, to talk about why he wants to be governor of Minnesota. The republican who grew up in the suburb of Mound said he comes from middle class roots, and knows the value of hard work.
"My dad was an airline pilot who lost his job. We went through some tough times. I decided to go into business, and created a firm that bought and fixed 60 companies in the last decade," he said.
Honour has no background in politics, and looks at that as a positive. "We need real leadership in St. Paul. We need to recognize the real issues. Taxpayers are losing jobs, and we're not competitive regionally or globally."
Because he doesn't have name recognition, he plans on campaigning early, to meet as many people as possible.
When Eyewitness News asked him about the Northland, he did mention how PolyMet has run into some regulatory hurdles in trying to get their project up and running.
Another republican, Jeff Johnson, has also announced he's running. Governor Mark Dayton, a Democrat, is also going to run for re-election.