ST. CLOUD -- Minnesota Senator John Pederson (R) held a press conference today to announce his Congressional campaign for the U.S. House of Representatives.

"This is an exciting time for my family and friends and all those who have supported our campaigns in the past," says Senator John Pederson.

Senator Pederson is serving in his second term in the Minnesota State Senate. He is the ranking minority member of the Transportation and Public Safety committee and also serves on the Capitol Investment and Finance Committees.

Pederson will be running against fellow Republicans Tom Emmer, and Rhonda Sivarajah and Democrat Judy Adams.

The seat is currently held by Michele Bachmann who recently said she will not be seeking re-election in 2014.

 

Senator John Pederson announces his run for Congress. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)