Fischbach, Michelle

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
U.S. House of Representatives
District:
7
Political Affiliation:
Republican
Phone:
(320) 593-3145
Biographical Info:
Michelle Fischbach is the U.S. Congressional Representative for western Minnesota’s 7th District. She is a trailblazer and proven conservative leader, already making her mark as a member of the House Committees on Agriculture, Judiciary, and Rules. She is also the Lead Republican of the Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit. Prior to her election to Congress, she served as the 49th Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota, ascending to that position following the resignation of her predecessor. She was the first woman in Minnesota history to serve as President of the Minnesota Senate – initially from 2011-12, then again from 2017-18. She also served as Chairman of the Senate Higher Education Committee. In her 2020 victory, she was the only Republican to flip a seat that wasn’t open or held by a Democrat freshman, defeating a 30 year incumbent by 14 points. She holds a B.A. from St. Cloud State University and a J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law. Michelle and her husband, Scott, live in Regal and have two grown children and six grandchildren.
Statement:
I am running for Congress because I believe we need to stand up for our western Minnesota values and way of life. I want to make sure we have strong rural communities where we can raise our families, and our children and grandchildren can stay and thrive.

Survey

Response Legend

  • YYes
  • NNo
  • ?Declined to Respond/Undecided, Position Unknown/Unclear
  • *Comment
  • Position based upon candidate record or extensive research

Question Response Comments/Notes
1. Should abortions be banned after fetal heartbeat is detected (around 6 weeks gestation)? Y
2. Do you oppose all taxpayer funding of abortion? Y
3. Do you oppose taxpayer funding of gender reassignment surgeries? Y
4. Do you support legislation that preserves girls’ and women’s athletics for biological females? Y
5. Do you support school choice legislation, such as tuition tax credits, that would enable parents to choose the school that best suits their child’s needs? Y
6. Should people have their religious freedom protected if they refuse to participate in a same-sex wedding? Y
7. Do you support a parent’s fundamental right to direct the upbringing of their children, including their education and health care? Y