Woodbury Mayor files for governor's race
Woodbury Mayor Mary Giuliani Stephens is running for Minnesota governor next year.
Stephens filed for governor as a Republican Monday after previously hinting to RiverTown Multimedia that she was seeking a statewide bid.
Among the dozen Republican candidates who've filed ahead of the 2018 race, Stephens is the first announced female candidate.
She was elected mayor in 2011 after previously serving on the Woodbury City Council. Her term as mayor ends next year.