Renee Van Nett Announces State Senate Run

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DULUTH, Minn. – On Monday, Duluth City Councilor Renee Van Nett is announcing her run for State Senate District 8.

Van Nett was first elected to the city council in 2017 and represents Duluth’s 4th District.

In January 2021 she was elected as the first Indigenous woman to serve as Duluth City Council president.

“Renee believes Duluth priorities are ‘Nuts & Bolts’ and accomplishes the priorities by building strong relationships,” a campaign press release said. “She is Pro-jobs for families, Pro-Economy, Pro-environment, and regulated protections for land, water, air, all living beings.”

State Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen (R) currently holds the 8th District seat while State Senator Jen McEwen (DFL) holds the 7th District seat.

In the August primary, Van Nett will run against McEwen as District 7 will change to District 8 due redistricting for all 201 legislative districts.

Van Nett will make her official announcement at 12:00 p.m Monday at the Civics Center, Soldiers, and Sailors Monument.

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