Rep. Peggy Bennett Files for Third Term

Mankato Times

ALBERT LEA, MINN. — State Rep. Peggy Bennett, R-Albert Lea, a former long-time first grade teacher and current state representative, filed for office today at the Freeborn County Auditor’s office in Albert Lea. She is seeking her third term in the Minnesota House of Representatives.

“It’s been a real honor to serve the people of this area, and it is my hope to earn the continued support of the voters of 27A in November,” Bennett said. “I would like to carry on my work in helping solve issues that are important to my constituents, including initiatives that I worked on for our area this past session such as healthcare access and affordability, mental health for students, foster care, and increasing student access to trades education.”

Bennett, who resides in Albert Lea, is currently serving her second term in the Legislature representing District 27A, which encompasses almost all of Freeborn County and smaller sections of Steele, Dodge, Mower, and Faribault counties.

“My greatest joy in this job as state representative,” Bennett said, “is to get out among the people and hear from them. I continue to be convinced that the best ideas and solutions come right here from home. I hope to continue to be a force in bringing that local voice to St. Paul, and to carry on the work to champion fiscally responsible, common-sense legislation for Minnesota.”

Representative Bennett was first elected in 2014, earning 53% of the votes in a three-candidate race, and again in 2016 with 61.7% of the votes.

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