Chisholm’s Lastovich announces campaign for Minnesota’s 8th District

Published: Dec. 30, 2021 at 1:06 PM CST
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DULUTH, MN -- A Chisholm native has announced her plans to run for Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District seat.

Theresa Lastovich, who is running as a democrat, announced her campaign via email Thursday.

Theresa Lastovich
Theresa Lastovich(Theresa Lastovich for Congress)

“I am choosing to run because people need lasting opportunities in our district, and someone needs to fight for them,” Lastovich wrote in a press release.

She said the top three issues facing the 8th District are education, infrastructure, and healthcare.

“Not a single member of the 8th District should not have to decide between their necessary medication, a mortgage payment, or an energy bill,” she wrote.

Lastovich is a freelance scholarly journal editor and researcher, with a background in PPE Development and wearable design. She has also worked for Target and 3M.

Lastovich is challenging incumbent republican Rep. Pete Stauber, a former Duluth Police Officer, who is in the middle of his second term.

He has not publicly announced his campaign for a third term.

No other democratic candidates have publicly announced their campaigns.

The 8th District seat will be on the ballot in November 2022.

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