Stauber becomes the first 8th District Congressional Republican
to win re-election since the 1940s
HERMANTOWN – Pete Stauber issued the following statement last night, after he was re-elected to U.S. Congress, becoming the first Republican to win re-election in Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District since William Pittenger in the 1940s.
“Two years ago, Minnesotans from the 8th District elected me to Congress to advocate on their behalf. Tonight, they are once again sending me to Washington to continue the fight for our way of life and I am honored and humbled to earn their seal of approval.
“Whether it’s fighting for job creation or protecting health care and keeping prescription drug costs low, I have tried to pursue policies that will help working families in our region, provide endless opportunity and greater prosperity for people from all walks of life, while standing strongly and proudly with our law enforcement to keep our communities and children safe.
“As we restore and rebuild our economy, we must be mindful that pro-growth policies encourage job growth and promote the American spirit seen in workers across Minnesota. From the Mesabi Range to the docks of Duluth, to the headwaters of the Mississippi, to the fertile farmland across east central Minnesota, we are leading the great American comeback. And it’s only just begun.
“I will continue being a strong, persuasive, and influential voice for the determined and diverse economic drivers in our district, and I remain committed to being our region’s greatest ambassador.
“My pledge to my constituents remains the same: You will always know where I stand, I have your back at every turn, and I will keep fighting relentlessly for our way of life.”
Pete Stauber 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.