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Browerville's Bussman running for Senate District 5

Bussman is is running in central Minnesota, challenging Paul Utke, R-Park Rapids.

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WADENA — Browerville resident Bret Bussman announced Saturday, Feb. 26, he's running for the Senate District 5 seat representing residents in all of Wadena and Todd counties and parts of Becker, Hubbard, Cass and Morrison counties under the new 2022 redistricting map.
This new district is a conglomeration of other current districts currently served by District 9 Senator Paul Gazelka, District 2 Senator Paul Utke and District 8 Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen (all Republicans) covering portions of Wadena, Morrison, Cass and Todd counties. Bussman would face challenger Sen. Paul Utke, R-Park Rapids for the seat.
Bussman has lived in Browerville since 2016. He is a 20-year active Army retiree and currently working at Camp Ripley, according to a news release from Bussman.
He's a life member of the VFW and DAV, was recently on the board of directors for the Sylvan Shores Property Owners Association and has a business administration degree.

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Bussman said he supports the Bill of Rights; accurate elections, including no use of electronic voting; a balanced budget amendment; term limits; school choice voucher; and tax relief for seniors. He also noted in a news release that he does not support abortion; mandates; harm to children; open borders; PORK spending; cronyism; bigger government or government run healthcare; or higher taxes.
"The MN Republican party is moving more to the left every year," Bussman wrote. "Its leaders are filled with the same selfish conquests that the leadership of the Democratic Party possesses. In some ways, there's no difference between the two parties. We know the ranks of Republican voters and other conservatives in Minnesota and they want a true conservative vision for our state."

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