On Jan. 21 I had the opportunity to join Congressman Pete Stauber and 7th Congressional District Candidate Michelle Fischbach for a meet and greet with residents from the Bemidji area. Congressman Stauber was there to announce his full support of Michelle Fischbach’s campaign, as she seeks the Republican Party endorsement to be the candidate that takes on Collin Peterson in the 7th Congressional District.

I have endorsed Michelle Fischbach’s campaign as well. During the time that I served with her in the state Senate, I saw firsthand her dedication to helping the communities of greater Minnesota. She shares the values that many of us have. She has a 100% pro-life voting record, she has an “A” rating from the NRA, and she supports our president and his “America First” agenda.

We need to elect representatives that will work to advance these issues and be a strong voice for our communities. Michelle Fischbach and Congressman Stauber will do that for us in Washington, D.C.

Sen. Paul Utke

Park Rapids