Jen Schultz to run for U.S. House in the 8th District

She is currently a representative in House District 7A

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Jen Schultz

DULUTH — Jen Schultz, current Minnesota House 7A Representative, announced her candidacy for the U.S. House of Representatives in Minnesota’s Eighth Congressional District. She will be seeking endorsement from the district’s DFL Party this spring.

Schultz has been approached by many people throughout the Eighth District to run for Congress and represent them in Washington, D.C. Their message is clear: the Eighth needs someone who will work for everyone in the district and who will fight for those who have been struggling to make ends meet.

“I’m running because I believe in the Minnesota values of hard work, decency, and fairness,” said Schultz. “I believe everyone in our district deserves access to good jobs, affordable healthcare, the best education, and the ability to afford a good life for their family. We need someone in Congress to fight for all of us, not just some of us.”

Former Congressman Rick Nolan, who is endorsing Schultz, stated, “People need a clear choice this November, and Jen brings the passion, experience, and commitment that Minnesota needs. Stauber votes against everything we care about. He says no to investments our region relies on. Schultz will work hard so we all do better.”

Schultz, who holds a Ph.D. in economics and is a professor at the University of Minnesota Duluth, lives in Duluth with her husband and two sons. She is currently serving her fourth term representing District 7A in the MN House, where she’s known for her ability to find common ground to help improve the lives of her constituents and all Minnesotans.


Schultz currently serves as Chair of House Human Services Finance & Policy Committee where she has advanced measures to improve access to affordable healthcare and reduce prescription drug prices. She is also a Commissioner on the Great Lakes Commission where she has advocated for the protection of the Great Lakes, climate resilience, restoration of habitat, and sensible economic development.

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