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Pete Stauber Announces Run for Congress

St. Louis County Commissioner Pete Stauber has announced he will seek Rick Nolan’s seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2018.

Stauber said Monday morning he wants to be an advocate for rural Minnesota.

“Rural America matters, and up here in northeastern Minnesota, that’s who we are,” Stauber said. “We’re hardworking, blue collar, Christian people.”

Stauber has served on the Duluth Police Department for 22 years, and he is currently a commander. He said he “refuses to allow” all law enforcement to be defined by the mistakes of a few.

“The men and women serving in law enforcement deserve to be supported,” Stauber said, “and we must remember that law enforcement is not a force for division. Rather, it is a force for good.”

A press statement said he will soon retire from DPD.

Stauber also said he will work to protect Social Secuirty and Medicare, and he said he supports responsible taconite and precious metals mining.

“There does not need to be a division between good paying mining jobs and a clean and safe environment,” he said.

He was a Hermantown city councilor for eight years, until he was elected to the St. Louis County Board in 2012. He was just re-elected to the board in 2016.

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