It’s official. Republican Pete Stauber is now Minnesota’s 8th District Congressman. Pete Stauber was sworn in Thursday as part of the 116th Congress.
At the U.S. Capitol Thursday, Congressman Pete Stauber said he is humbled to even be in Congress and he is excited to represent Minnesota.
Congressman Stauber said his priorities include getting used to the capitol’s layout and making sure he’s learning as much as possible so he can work hard to represent Minnesota.
Another priority he said is figuring out how to solve the government shutdown.
Stauber said there needs to be action taken on the United States border.
“Immigrants built this country and they will continue to enrich this country, but we want it done legally,” said Stauber.
Representative Sean Duffy of Wisconsin was also sworn into the 116th U.S. Congress Thursday.
With his election in November, Stauber flipped the 8th district, a seat held primarily by Democrats over the past 72 years.
The St. Louis County Board plans on considering a resolution next week to set a date for a special election in August to fill Stauber’s now-vacant county commissioner seat.