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State Sen. Torrey Westrom, R-Elbow Lake, responds to questions during an interview Thursday at the West Central Tribune in Willmar. Tribune photo by Gary Miller

Westrom running for Congress after 18 years in Legislature


WILLMAR — State Sen. Torrey Westrom said he believes he sees a mess in Washington, and he wants to help clean it up as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

After 18 years in the Minnesota Legislature, Westrom, R-Elbow Lake, has embarked on a campaign to defeat incumbent Democratic Rep. Collin Peterson in the November election.

Peterson, ranking member of the House Committee on Agriculture, was first elected to Congress in 1990.

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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