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LiUNA, Minnesota’s Infrastructure Union, Endorses Emmer

Otsego, MN –  The Laborers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA), Minnesota’s Infrastructure Union, recently endorsed Congressman Emmer’s reelection campaign in a bipartisan slate.

LiUNA was chartered in 1968 and serves the members, families, and retirees of five local unions: Local 563 (Minneapolis-Saint Paul Metro, Mankato and Saint Cloud Areas and North Dakota), Local 405 (Rochester and Southeast Minnesota), Local 1091 (Duluth-Superior, Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin), Local 1097 (Iron Range and Northern Minnesota), and Local 363 (City and County Employees Union of Minneapolis-Saint Paul and Greater Minnesota).

In their endorsement announcement, LiUNA said, “LIUNA members, retirees and families are proud to support leaders who share working people’s values and priorities.” These priorities include “creating family-sustaining jobs with living wages, including protecting the Davis-Bacon Act for construction workers, protecting working peoples’ freedom to negotiate a fair return on work, providing affordable health care and retirement security, and advancing all workers’ freedom to prosper and care for their families.”

“Thank you, LiUNA, for your endorsement,” said Emmer. “I look forward to continuing to be an advocate for the working people of Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin in D.C. so that all families have equal opportunities for growth and prosperity.”

To learn more about LiUNA, visit

Congressman Tom Emmer represents Minnesota’s Sixth Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, is a member of the House Financial Services Committee, and chairs the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC).



Minnesota Fraternal Order of Police Endorses Emmer

Otsego, MN –  The Minnesota Fraternal Order of Police (MN FOP) has endorsed Congressman Tom Emmer’s reelection campaign. The MN FOP is the largest police organization in the country and aims to “encourage fraternal, educational, charitable, and social activities among law enforcement officers and cultivate a spirit of fraternalism with mutual helpfulness among our members and the people we serve.”

Matthew Hagen, President of the MN FOP, said, “Since the day you approached the Minnesota Fraternal Order of Police seeking our endorsement as you campaigned for Congress, you’ve worked with us. You’ve promised to support our members in Washington, D.C. by working with our legislative team to pass legislation in line with the needs of law enforcement officers across this great nation whenever you can. Throughout your tenure in Congress, you’ve made good on your word.”

Upon receiving MN FOP’s endorsement, Congressman Emmer said, “Peace officers have one of the most important yet difficult jobs, and I am humbled and honored to receive the endorsement of this organization and its over 2,500 members. I will continue to do everything I can in Washington to ensure that police officers have everything they need to serve and protect their communities.”

Learn more about the Minnesota Fraternal Order of Police at

Congressman Emmer represents Minnesota’s Sixth Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, is a member of the House Financial Services Committee, and chairs the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC).



Emmer Releases Radio Ad Recognizing MN Law Enforcement

Otsego, MN – This morning, Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) released a radio ad to help recognize Minnesota’s peace officers and the risks they take everyday to keep communities throughout Minnesota safe. The ad will run across the state for the next week and asks Minnesotans to visit and leave a message of gratitude or encouragement for their local officers.

“I have been talking with peace officers across Minnesota over the past few months, and it saddens me to see that they are experiencing a lack of public support and low morale,” said Congressman Emmer. “Though words can never repay the sacrifices they and their families make for our communities, I believe it is important to support them in every way we can.”

Emmer added, “While we recognize we are in the heat of a campaign season, we chose to release the ad to the entire state of Minnesota more as a public service announcement than a political message. I feel strongly that public safety and the work of our brave men and women in uniform binds us all together and gives us a reason to thank them.”

To read more about Congressman Emmer’s #ThankACop initiative, visit

Congressman Emmer is currently serving his third term in the U.S. House of Representatives and is a member of the House Financial Services Committee. He also chairs the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC).


#ThankACop: Waite Park Police Chief Dave Bentrud

Waite Park, Minnesota Police Chief Dave Bentrud began his life in Glenwood, a small town in west-central Minnesota. Having lost his father when he was nine and his mother when he was 16, he knew at an early age that he wanted to do something to help people, particularly helping kids deal with adversity. Chief Bentrud’s journey took him to St. Paul, Minnesota, where he earned his criminal justice degree at the University of St. Thomas.

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