Mills to Challenge Nolan for Congressional Seat
Posted at: 10/10/2013 4:41 PM
| Updated at: 10/11/2013 11:21 AM
Surrounded by supporters in Cloquet, Stewart Mills announced he is going to run for the 8th district congressional seat.
"I'm likely the last person you'd expect to run for office. But we have a saying at the family hunting shack. If you complain about a problem, you have the job to fix it."
Mills, who's the vice president of the Mills Fleet Farm corporation, told the crowd at Berquist Imports that there are four issues he'd like to tackle in Washington.
"We have to create jobs and prosperity, repeal and replace Obamacare, restore respect for the Constitution, and establish fiscal sanity." Those remarks were met with applause.
When we asked him if he would have voted to de-fund the Affordable Care Act like Republicans in Congress did, which lead to the shutdown, Mills said he's not part of that process. "But if I am, hopefully I'm the voice of reason."
The married father of 5 is 41 years old, and lives in the Brainerd Lakes are.
Congressman Rick Nolan's office sent us a statement about the announcement. His communications director said, "Congressman Nolan welcomes anyone to the race who is willing to run for public office, but his sole focus will continue to be on governing and doing the job he was elected to do – not campaigning."
The election is in 2014.