DeGree seeking to challenge Lohmer in Minn. House
Tom DeGree recalled growing up in a Democratic family surrounded by Republican neighbors.
Despite political differences, everyone seemed to get along, he said.
"I grew up in a place where people compromised," the Lake Elmo man said.
DeGree, a fourth-grade teacher and Minneapolis café owner, said he hopes to carry that sense of cooperation to the Minnesota House during an event Thursday when he announced his candidacy for House District 56A.