MERV RIEPE ANNOUNCES HE WILL RUN FOR RE-ELECTION

State Senator Merv Riepe formally announced this week that he will be running for re-election for the 12th District legislative seat. Riepe, a Republican, will be challenged by Steve Lathrop, a Democrat and former senator from that district, who had announced his bid a few weeks prior to Riepe. The race is shaping up to be one of the most competitive in the state for the upcoming legislative elections.