Duluth Woman enters Senate District 7 Race

A Duluth woman has tossed her hat into the ring for the Minnesota Senate District 7 seat. 

Donna Bergstrom officially announced her candidacy Wednesday. 

Bergstrom is a retired United States Marine Corps Reserve Intelligence Officer, serving for over twenty years. 

She currently works for the State of Minnesota as a Guardian ad Litem in the 6th Judicial district for child protection cases in St. Louis county. 

Bergstrom serves as a Steering Committee member on the Duluth Center for Changing Lives and the LSS initiative to end youth homelessness in the Northland.  She is a member of the Duluth Republican Women, and is currently serving as a delegate with the local Republican Party. 

She is an active volunteer with her son’s school and at her church.  She also served as a Commissioner on the Duluth American Indian Commission. 

Bergstrom describes herself as a “common-sense Republican.” 

“I will bring a fresh voice and a new perspective to the State level, where I will be a strong advocate for efficient and effective government, reasonable tax rates, economic and individual freedoms, and, where I intend to be a representative who is able to engage various populations to make policy with the stakeholders in an inclusive way. I am committed to being a strong defender of our Constitutional freedoms, particularly those protected by the 2nd and 10th Amendments,” said Bergstrom.

Bergstrom is running for the seat being vacated by Roger Reinert.  Reinert announced he will not seek re-election.  

Rep. Erik Simonson and former city councilor Sharla Gardner have also announced they will run for the Senate District 7 seat. 

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