St. Louis County Commissioner Announces Bid for US Congress

Has served on the Duluth Police Department for 22 years

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth Police Lieutenant and St. Louis County Commissioner, Pete Stauber has announced that he will be running for U.S. Congress from Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District.

Stauber, a Republican, will be seeking the seat currently occupied by Democratic Representative Rick Nolan.

Pete Stauber

Stauber was elected to the St. Louis County Board of Commissioners in 2012, representing the fifth district, which covers Hermantown, Proctor, and Rice Lake, as well as the townships of Brevator, Canosia, Duluth, Gnesen, Lakewood, Midway, and Solway. He was reelected for a four-year term in 2016.

“I’ve been honored to represent the citizens of Minnesota’s largest county for five-years, and I’ve seen up-close what works and what needs to be better in the Eighth District,” Stauber stated in a release Monday. “From our cities to our townships, from mining and timber harvesting, to agriculture and the importance of our area’s resorts and recreation, the Eighth District has a diversity of needs and opportunities. My intentions are not to move the country to the left or right, but to move us all forward.”

After serving on the Duluth Police Department for 22 years, Stauber will soon retire to focus on his position as county commissioner and running for office.

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