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Fischbach takes oath

Former Minnesota lieutenant governor now member of 117th Congress

Photo courtesy of U.S. Rep. Michelle Fischbach Rep. Michelle Fischbach, right, joins her husband, Scott Fischbach,center, and House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy on Sunday during the swearing in ceremony.

WASHINGTON — Michelle Fischbach was sworn in as a member of the 117th Congress representing Minnesota’s Seventh Congressional District during a ceremony on Sunday.

Fischbach wrestled the Congressional seat from Democrat incumbent Collin Peterson during the General Election in November.

“As I took the oath of office today, I felt an intense sense of responsibility for both our nation and the people of the Seventh District of Minnesota, who I now have the privilege of representing in Congress,” Fischbach said in a statement released by her office. “I want to thank the people of the Seventh District for placing their trust in me; my commitment is now, and will always be, to my constituents. I also want to thank my family for their unwavering support.”

Fischbach made several campaign stops in Marshall before the election. She previously served as the 49th lieutenant governor of Minnesota and the first female president of the Minnesota Senate

“These are unprecedented times — and there is little doubt that our values will continue to come under attack from the increasingly radical left. However, as I look around at my new colleagues, I am confident that we are up to the task of fighting for our shared ideals and for the nation we love,” she also said in the press release.

“I look forward to serving western Minnesota in the 117th Congress. I vow to fight for our great state and nation every day that I have the honor of being a member of Congress.”

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