Local Woman Exploring Run for 8th District on Motorcycle

Amy Adamle
July 17, 2017 01:51 PM

The 2018 election may seem far away, but a woman from Isanti is exploring the idea of running for Minnesota's 8th District in the U.S. House of Representatives in a unique way. 

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Leah Phifer is riding her motorcycle "Around the 8th District in 80 Days."  She started riding on June 16th and has already covered approximately 2,600 miles.

Phifer is stopping along the way to talk with people about their thoughts on issues in the area. 

"I thought if someone really wants to figure out where we are right now politically and how we move forward together, you have to meet with people one on one," Phifer said. 

Phifer said she is going to try to make it to most of the counties in the 8th District.  She has 49 days left on her trip and said she will take the full 80 days to make her decision.  

If Phifer decides to run, she would be running as a DFL candidate against Representative Rick Nolan, if he decides to run again.

St. Louis County Commissioner Pete Stauber also announced earlier this week he will run as a republican and Ray "Skip" Sandman has begun his campaign as an Independent. 


Amy Adamle

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