Republican Jordan Rasmusson, of Fergus Falls, announced his candidacy Jan. 30 for state Representative in House District 8A.

"Growing up as the sixth generation of my family to live in Otter Tail County taught me the importance of hard work, integrity, faith, and family," Rasmusson said. "I'm running for state Representative to fight for our Otter Tail County values and priorities at the state Capitol and to be a strong voice for the families, farmers and small businesses who call our area home."

Rasmusson says is legislative priorities are an efficient government that keeps taxes under control, affordable health care, reduced regulatory burned for small businesses and farmers, schools of excellence, and support for anti-abortion and Second Amendment initiatives.

Rasmusson is a Fergus Falls High School and Harvard College graduate. He has spent his career helping businesses grow and create good jobs. Rasmusson has worked as a Management Consultant at McKinsey & Company, an Investment Professional at Bain Capital, and is the founder of The Rasmusson Group, which advises businesses and investors on strategic decisions.

Rasmusson is a volunteer Board Member for the Fergus Falls YMCA and the Otter Tail County Historical Society. He is also an active member of Grace Lutheran Church in Erhard.

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State House District 8A consists of much of Otter Tail County, including Perham, Pelican Rapids, Vergas, Dent and other locations.