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Stewart Mills announces congressional bid for Minnesota's 8th Congressional District

Stewart Mills III of Nisswa announced his candidacy for Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District on Thursday, Oct. 10, at Bergquist Imports in Cloquet.

After spending several months exploring a bid for Congress and meeting with local voters and leaders, Mills decided to begin his campaign to represent Minnesota’s 8th district in Washington.

The Republican would seek to unseat U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan, D-Minn., who was elected in 2012.

“I have seen first-hand how overreaching government policies affect Minnesota families,” said Mills. “I’m running for Congress because I want to roll up my sleeves and make sure that our government is working for us, not stifling our local job creators and the American dream.”

“The current government shutdown and impasse in Congress is the perfect example of why Washington needs fresh voices and perspectives to move our country forward,” Mills said. “Our government needs to work harder to make sure that no matter what the disagreement, our social contracts are being met, like those to our seniors and veterans. This partisan squabbling is unacceptable.”

Mills, 41, is a married father of five who lives in the Brainerd lakes area with his family. Mills has worked in his family’s business, Mills Fleet Farm, since age 14. He previous served as the director of personnel for Fleet Farm overseeing the administration and management of more than 6,000 employees as well as benefit plans.

Currently, Mills is the vice president of Mills Fleet Farm, headquartered in Brainerd.

Mills is heavily involved in the local community. He is closely involved with law enforcement and agriculture causes, as well as the Brainerd YMCA, the Salvation Army, Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge and the Women’s Center of Mid-Minnesota.

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