By Ryan Gueningsman
DELANO, MN With more than 150 people in attendance, Tom Emmer opened his congressional campaign office in Otsego Aug. 8.
Delano resident Emmer, who announced in early June he is seeking the Congressional seat representing Minnesota’s sixth district, was joined on the office’s rooftop patio by friends, family, and supporters from around the district.
“It was great to be there in support of Tom and his campaign for Congress,” said State Representative Joe McDonald. “Tom is the best candidate to represent the values and interests of our district in Washington.”
Also present were State Senators Anderson and Brown, as well as State Representatives Zerwas, FitzSimmons, Leidiger, Dettmer, Hertaus, and Abeler.
“It was inspiring for so many people from across the sixth district and beyond to be in attendance,” said Emmer. “All of these party leaders, legislators, donors, activists, and volunteers are citizens concerned about this country. They’re willing to take a stand to protect what’s important to them and help me bring a pro-growth message from Minnesota’s Sixth District to Washington.”
The office is located in Suite 112 of the Otsego Marketplace, at 9175 Quaday Avenue NE. The office is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. with plans to expand hours in the coming months.
From 1994 to 2004, Emmer served on city councils in Independence, then in Delano.
Emmer was elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2004, and re-elected in 2006 and 2008. He ran for governor in 2010, losing narrowly to Mark Dayton.
Prior to announcing his congressional run, he was heard on the “Davis and Emmer” show on KTCN AM 1130.