Iron Range Native Announces Run for Congress

Updated: October 08, 2019 06:14 PM

She grew up on a dirt road in Nashwauk. The daughter of a miner, Marje Holmstrom-Sabo believes her story is similar to so many across the region who have immigrant families who settled here.


On Tuesday, she announced she's running as a progressive Democrat for the 8th District spot in Congress. 

Holstrom-Sabo doesn't have any experience in politics. And she sees that as a strength. "I have no preconceived notions about how I will be treated," she said after her announcement. "My background is in technical communication. I'm used to talking to engineers and business people and lawyers, and absorbing that information and creating an output that other people can understand," she added.

She said she plans on putting people first, and will be holding many town halls across the district.

Holmstrom-Sabo lives in St. Paul, but plans on buying a house on the Range.

Last week, Quinn Nystrom announced she's running as a Democrat well. Soren Sorensen has also indicated he will run too, according to the Associated Press.

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