A year out from the 2010 election, Republicans are targeting the three Democrats who represent the Woodbury area in the Minnesota Legislature.

Local legislative races are beginning to take shape as there are GOP challengers to Sen. Kathy Saltzman and Reps. Marsha Swails and Julie Bunn. There are two announced GOP challengers to Bunn; Saltzman and Swails each have one announced challenger.

Republicans Kathy Lohmer and Erik Ogren have registered to campaign for Bunn's seat. Ted Lillie of Lake Elmo wants to run against Saltzman. Andrea Kieffer of Woodbury plans to take on Swails.

Check back for updates and see the Nov. 18 print edition of the Woodbury Bulletin for the full story.