Currently there are 4 Republican candidates in the running for the office of U.S. Representative for Minnesota Congressional District 7 to unseat Democratic incumbent Collin Peterson. The primary election is Tuesday, August 11. Candidates are listed below:
Dave lives in Karlstad, Minnesota with his wife, Amanda, and their 7 children.
Dave Hughes is a 21 year veteran of the United States Air Force. After receiving a degree in Aerospace Engineering, Dave began his active duty service in the United States Air Force. He first worked in space weapon system acquisition. He then became a pilot, and flew the KC-135 Stratotanker, the C-21 Learjet, and the MQ-9 Reaper UAS. During his career, Dave was deployed to combat zones seven times. He currently works for General Atomics as an MQ-9 UAS (Drone) Instructor Pilot, flying operational missions guarding our borders and training US Customs and Border Protection aircrews.
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Michelle Fischbach is a trailblazer and a proven conservative leader.
Fischbach recently served as the 49th Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota, being elevated to that position following the resignation of the previous Lieutenant Governor. She was the first woman in Minnesota history to serve as President of the Minnesota Senate. She was first elected to the Minnesota Senate in 1996 and served until 2018. She holds a B.A. from St. Cloud State University and a J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law.
She and her husband, Scott, live near Paynesville, MN and have two grown children and five grandchildren.
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Noel is a lifelong Minnesota resident whose involvement in conservative politics dates back to the 1970s, when he worked on the campaign of Congressman Tom Hagedorn. Never one to back off from a fight for what’s right, Noel has been a frequent guest on radio shows and in public debates. He’s an avid supporter of gun rights and a member of the NRA. He chaired the Minnesota Republican Health Care Task Force, fighting for better health care options for people.
Noel is a practicing gastroenterologist and has worked in the 7th District for 3 decades helping his patients. He graduated from St Olaf College and received his medical degree from the University of Minnesota.
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Jayesun was born in Plymouth, MA, at Jordan Hospital. He attended North Central University in Minneapolis, MN, from 1988-1994. Jayesun and his wife, Michelle, married in 1998. Both taught at a private school for international students called Grace Christian Academy in Saipan, MP, until 2000. They then moved to the Philippines where Michelle and Jayesun spent 7 years helping those in need throughout the Philippine Islands.
Finally, in 2011, they left Baguio City and eventually landed in Windom, MN, where they have been actively engaged for the past 7+ years.
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William is running for election to the U.S. House to represent Minnesota's 7th Congressional District. He lives in Marshall, MN, and is on the ballot in the Republican primary on August 11, 2020.