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Sen. Torrey Westrom announces re-election bid in District 12

He's represented the district since 2012.

Torrey Westrom
Torrey Westrom
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ST. PAUL – Senator Torrey Westrom, R-Elbow Lake, announced his re-election bid to the Minnesota State Senate for Senate District 12 on Thursday, March 3.

On Feb. 15, a five-judge panel appointed by the Minnesota State Supreme Court released redrawn legislative maps based on the results of the 2020 Census. Every 10 years, Minnesota is constitutionally required to redraw its legislative boundaries to reflect population shifts.

“After much prayer and deliberation with my family, supporters and community members, I look forward to seeking the Republican endorsement and continuing to represent west central Minnesota in the state Senate, as the senator from Senate District 12,” said Westrom, who currently serves as chair of the Senate Agriculture and Rural Development Committee.

“I want to continue being one of the fiercest advocates in the legislature for agriculture, rural jobs, rural schools, rural health care, and rural broadband expansion, along with fighting for our traditional values,” Westrom said.

The newly redrawn Senate District 12 comprises five of the six counties within the current senate district boundary, which Westrom currently represents. They are Big Stone, Douglas, Pope, Stevens, and western Stearns County. The new Senate District 12 will also include Swift County.

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Westrom has represented District 12 in the Minnesota State Senate since 2012.

“It is a tremendous honor to serve our west central Minnesota communities in the Legislature and I look forward to continuing to fight for you and our conservative rural values in St. Paul,” Westrom said.

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