Cross-posted from NAS.org Congratulations to King Banaian, who was elected in a close race to the Minnesota House of Representatives. On Election Day he was ten votes ahead of his opponent Carol Lewis, and after a recount on November 29, Lewis conceded the race to Banaian.
Dr. Banaian is professor and chairman of the Economics Department of St. Cloud State University. He is a former board member of the Minnesota Association of Scholars and he blogs at SCSU Scholars
(and the NAS Blog!). This week NAS is indebted to his expertise as an economist, which he drew upon to answer an "Ask a Scholar" question about interest rates on government debt
We wish him success as he begins this new chapter of his career, serving the people of District 15B in St. Cloud Minnesota.