May 12, 2011 at 8:34 a.m.
Congressman Chip Cravaack's response to the proposed re-districting map was quickly released by his press staff. Rep. Cravaack, who resides in Lindstrom, would no longer be a resident of the 8th under the proposal. The new "8th" district would begin at Pine County, and cut across the entire northern third of the state. (See map) Cravaack's home-- and all of Chisago County-- could end up in the new 7th district.
Rep. Cravaack stated, "It is an honor to serve as the eighth district's representative to Washington. I want to assure the citizens, families and businesses of the eighth district that I remain committed to fighting for them in our nation's capitol. My goal as always, is to provide a top notch constituent services program.
"I remain focused on tackling the critical issues...as we work together to create a brighter future for the next generation."