Montevideo businessman Scott Van Binsbergen announced Tuesday that he is considering running for the Republican party nomination for the United States Seventh District Congressional seat currently held by DFL-er Collin Peterson.
Van Binsbergen is a lifelong resident of the Seventh District. He and his wife of 17 years, Clarissa, have three children. He started his own company in 1996, which now employs about 120 people across the district.
Van Binsbergen said he believes this is an opportunity to have a conversation with the people in the 38 counties of the Seventh District. A decision on whether or not he will run for Congress will be made shortly, he said. "My wife and I will make the decision together, sometime around the first of the year."
Read more about Van Binsbergen's thoughts in the American-News.