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Press Release: Carpenters Endorse Pete Stauber

HERMANTOWN – Recognizing his strong legislative record supporting Minnesota workers and job creation, the North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters endorsed Pete Stauber’s campaign for Congress today during a ceremony at the Carpenters Union Hall. 

“Fighting for our way of life means fighting for and standing with the working families of the North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters and I am honored to receive their endorsement,” said Stauber, who as an Area Commander with the Duluth Police Department served as President of Law Enforcement Labor Services Union, Local 363. “At 27,000 union members strong, the Carpenters will play a leading role in helping our state rebuild and recover from the economic setback caused by the global pandemic and Minnesotans appreciate the significant role they play in unleashing our economic engine.”

In his first term to Congress, Pete has continually been fighting for Minnesota workers and already earned the support of the Teamsters and Local 49ers. In Congress, Pete’s strong record for Minnesota workers includes:

  • Preserving the pensions for 1.3 million Americans by advocating and voting for the Butch-Lewis Act
  • Fighting tirelessly for high-wage, union mining jobs by opposing Betty McCollum’s economically reckless anti-mining bill
  • Advocating for the Line 3 replacement project that would put thousands of Minnesotans to work and generate an economic boom to the region
  • Championing the “American Workers for Security Act,” which requires American steel be used for security walls on our southern border
  • Leading in Congress with the Superior National Forest Land Exchange Act, Pete’s very first bill in Congress, which promotes the PolyMet project that would lead to thousands of union jobs and a blue-collar boom

“Rep. Stauber continues to stand up for jobs and economic certainty in northern Minnesota,” said Adam Duininck, Director of Government Affairs for the NCSRCC. “He represents hardworking, middle-class union members and their families who should be confident that his continued support for good-paying jobs will create the opportunity for growth, benefits that will help families prosper, and a great place to live and work.

“NCSRCC is proud to endorse candidates with a drive toward job creation, a drive that Rep. Stauber has demonstrated through his first term in office. His continued support of Davis-Bacon prevailing wage and his opposition to Right to Work legislation match key priorities required to earn Council support. We would like to thank him for his support and look forward to helping him get re-elected this November.”

Stauber, in his first term in Congress, is attempting to become the first Republican to win re-election in Minnesota’s 8th congressional district since William Pittenger did in the 1940s.

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Pete Stauber is in his first term representing the 8th Congressional District in U.S. Congress. Pete served 23 years in law enforcement and retired as an Area Commander in the Duluth Police Department. A small business owner and former professional hockey player in the Detroit Red Wings organization, Pete and his wife, Jodi, live with their four children in Hermantown. Jodi is an Iraq war veteran who retired from the 148th Fighter Wing as the First female Command Chief in the history of the unit.