Marty chooses state Sen. Patricia Torres Ray as running mate

Kyle Potter

DFL candidate John Marty announced his running mate for his gubernatorial campaign earlier today, according to a Star Tribune report.

Marty picked Sen. Patricia Torres Ray, DFL-Minneapolis, in the first running mate announcement within the DFL party. He cited a desire to bring both gender balance and ethnic diversity to his campaign.

Ray, who was elected state senator of District 62 in 2006, was the first Latina senator in Minnesota.