Republicans pick Zerwas for House District 30A

Nick Zerwas was endorsed after three rounds of balloting at a House District 30A endorsing convention Saturday at River of Life Church in Elk River.

Chris Kumpula (left), Chad Westberg (center) and Nick Zerwas at the endorsing convention.

The Elk River City Council member was the leader after the first round of balloting over Chris Kumpula and Chad Westberg. Westberg failed to garner enough votes in the second round of balloting to remain in contention.

Zerwas picked up the 62 votes in the third round of balloting to claim 60 percent of the vote needed to win the endorsement.

His challengers vowed to honor the endorsement process and not file for election.