Serving Northern St. Louis County, Minnesota

Rep. Metsa joins crowded field in Eighth District race

Marshall Helmberger
Posted 3/8/18

VIRGINIA— Rep. Jason Metsa has joined four other candidates in the race for the DFL endorsement in the Eighth Congressional District. The Virginia DFLer and three-term state legislator announced …

This item is available in full to subscribers.

Please log in to continue

Log in

Rep. Metsa joins crowded field in Eighth District race

Posted

VIRGINIA— Rep. Jason Metsa has joined four other candidates in the race for the DFL endorsement in the Eighth Congressional District. The Virginia DFLer and three-term state legislator announced last Thursday that that he is running for the seat being vacated by retiring Congressman Rick Nolan.

“I am running for Congress because I know that we only make progress for Northern Minnesota families when we have each others’ backs and stand up to fight for each other,” said Metsa.

“At the State Capitol, I fought for affordable health care and paid family leave, protected collective bargaining and access to unemployment benefits, and combated illegal foreign steel dumping and expanded economic opportunities,” Metsa said. “I will continue to fight for care families can afford, work that pays what it’s worth, and a level playing field for all Minnesota families.”

In a statement announcing his bid, Metsa said he believes that government should work for people, especially when they need it most.

Metsa joins former FBI analyst Leah Phifer, former Duluth news anchor Michelle Lee, former state Rep. Joe Radinovich, and North Branch Mayor Kirsten Hagen-Kennedy in the race for the DFL nomination for the Eighth District seat.

A fifth generation Iron Ranger, Metsa lives in Virginia with his wife, Amanda, and their one-year-old son, Josiah.

Comments

No comments on this story | Please log in to comment by clicking here
Please log in or register to add your comment