Ingebrigtsen seeks re-election in new District 8State Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria, announced today that he will seek election in the new Minnesota State Senate District 8, following changes made due to legislative redistricting.
State Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria, announced today that he will seek election in the
new Minnesota State Senate District 8, following changes made due to legislative redistricting.
Ingebrigtsen lives in Alexandria and has represented much of the area since 2006.
"While district lines will change, my priorities have not," Ingebrigtsen
said. "I will continue to work for lower taxes, greater personal
freedom, and an economic climate that advances job creation for all of
The newly drawn legislative lines placed Ingebrigtsen in the same district as fellow Republican senator, Gretchen Hoffman of Vergas. Hoffman announced today that she'll be running against U.S. Representative Collin Peterson.
In Douglas County, District 8 includes most of the city of Alexandria, 10,415 residents, and nearly half of the eastern portion of the county.
Ingebrigtsen stressed that he continues to serve District 11 and new
boundaries will not be effective until the fall. He added: "It truly is an
honor to represent the residents of Senate District 11, and I continue to
welcome any legislative questions and concerns."
Senator Ingebrigtsen currently serves as Assistant Majority Leader and
Chairman of the Environment and Natural Resources Committee in the Senate.
Prior to serving the Minnesota Senate, Senator Ingebrigtsen served in law
enforcement for 34 years, 16 of those years as Douglas County sheriff.