Meet the Candidate
Running For:U.S. House of Representatives
Occupation:Professional Hockey player and Police Officer (23 years, retired)
Education:BS in Criminal Justice with concentration in Law Enforcement from Lake Superior State University
Biographical Info:Growing up in Duluth as one of six brothers playing hockey at the neighborhood rink, Pete Stauber knows how to fight back. A former professional hockey player and retired police officer of 23 years, Pete is fighting in Congress for our way of life now. After graduating from Duluth Denfeld High School and receiving a Division I hockey scholarship, Pete led Lake Superior State University to a national championship in 1988. Pete was drafted by the Detroit Red Wings and played in one of the most historic franchises in the National Hockey League. After retiring from professional hockey, Pete returned to Minnesota to start a family business and served more than two decades in law enforcement. During the years of his service, Pete served both as the President of the Law Enforcement Labor Services Union, Local 363 and as an Area Commander with the Duluth Police Department. After 22 years of service with the department, Pete retired in August 2017. Pete and his wife Jodi know what service and sacrifice to your country means. Petes wife, Jodi, is a decorated Iraq War Veteran with more than 20 years of service. Jodi was also previously involved with the Minnesota Air National Guard Yellow Ribbon Program, helping military members reintegrate into civilian life. Pete and Jodi currently reside in Hermantown where they are raising five children Levi, Luke, Isaac, Addilyn, and Theo.
Statement:I am running for re-election to Congress because Minnesotans need a voice in Washington who will champion our causes built on the foundation of our values and with the fabric of our beliefs. As a husband to my wife, Jodi, father of five, and foster parents as well, I know firsthand the challenges families are currently facing. Whether its the highest inflation in more than 40 years, skyrocketing gas and energy prices, or rapidly rising grocery prices and supply chain issues with some of our most basic needs, enough is enough. For too long, too many liberal politicians have been recklessly spending money we dont have, ignoring real economic issues and causing inflation to rise, launching a war on American energy, and demonizing and even defunding our police, who are the first line of defense ensuring our communities are safe. As a retired police officer of 23 years, I will always stand with our law enforcement and emergency responders. Finally, Washington must remember that families are the foundation of our country. We need to be strong advocates for life, and I am proud of my 100 percent pro-life record. We must support our families and encourage, not vilify, parental involvement in their childs education. I am running for re-election because I believe our best days are ahead and I believe its Americans, not the federal government, who will get our economy moving again. Now more than ever, I am passionate about fighting for our way of life and being northern Minnesotas greatest voice in Congress.
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- †Position based upon candidate record or extensive research
|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*||I am a pro-life father of five who will do everything in his power to ensure life is protected at every stage. Every child deserves the opportunity to grow and thrive without pervasive woke ideologies influencing their education and health care, and every parent has the right to protect and provide this opportunity as they see fit.|