HERMANTOWN – Pete Stauber was unanimously endorsed tonight by Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District Republicans during its tele-convention attended online by delegates from around the 18-county district in northern Minnesota. Stauber is hoping to become the first Republican member of Congress to win re-election in Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District since William Pittenger won re-election in 1944.
“It was an honor to once again receive the unanimous endorsement of my friends in the 8th District, and I look forward to continuing to fight in Congress for our way of life,” said Stauber, who, in 2018, was endorsed by the Star Tribune, Duluth News Tribune, ECM Newspapers, and Adams Publishing. “A year ago, we could have never imagined we’d be sitting in our kitchens and living rooms, staring at our computer screens and smartphones to conduct the convention. We can’t lose sight of the fact that before the Coronavirus struck, America’s economy was moving at a historic pace and churning at levels we had not seen before. We can get there again and when we do we’ll be a stronger, more resilient, self-reliant nation.”
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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.