Local Democrats Price, Gillespie appointed by Dayton
Two Woodbury residents were appointed to positions on state panels by Gov. Mark Dayton.
According to a Thursday, June 26, news release, Alberder Gillespie was appointed to the Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission. Gillespie, who also serves as Senate District 53 Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party chairwoman, begins her term June 30 and replaces Cottage Grove resident Karla Bigham. Gillespie’s term ends Jan. 2, 2017.
Also appointed by Dayton is Woodbury resident and former legislator Leonard Price, who will serve as chairman of the Occupational Health and Safety Review Board. His term runs from June 30 to Jan. 5, 2015.
Price, a Democrat, represented Woodbury in the Senate from 1991 to 1992. He previously served as a House member from 1983 to 1990.