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Press Release: Teamsters Endorse Pete Stauber

HERMANTOWN – Recognizing his strong legislative record supporting Minnesota workers and job creation, the Teamsters Joint Council 32 endorsed Pete Stauber’s campaign for Congress today.

“At 1.4 million members strong, the Teamsters play a proud and historic role in helping build the backbone of America’s robust economic growth,” said Stauber, who served as President of Law Enforcement Labor Services Union, Local 363, as an Area Commander with the Duluth Police Department.

“Fighting for our way of life includes standing with Minnesota workers and advocating on their behalf to help ignite a blue-collar boom. It’s an honor to be endorsed by the Teamsters who will help lead the way in rebuilding our economy.”

In his first term to Congress, Pete has continually been fighting for Minnesota workers and has already earned the support of Teamsters Joint Council 32 and International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 49. 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

“Teamsters across the 8th Congressional District are proud to stand with Pete Stauber,” said Lawrence Yoswa, President of Teamsters Joint Council 32. “He has been a staunch supporter of working men and women and we are confident he will continue to be our voice on issues that impact Teamsters. We will do everything we can to encourage our members to cast their vote for Pete Stauber for Congress this fall.”

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.