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Lohmer announces bid for state representative post

Lake Elmo resident Kathy Lohmer has kicked off her campaign for state representative, running for the House District 56A seat.

"I am running for state representative to return common sense and responsibility to the Legislature. I believe state government must live within its means, just as our families do daily," Lohmer said. "Massive tax increases, like the recently-passed transportation bill, will only slow the economy further."

Lohmer has been active in the community for a number of years. Currently, she is involved with the Blue Star Moms, as one of her sons is serving in Iraq.

Lohmer has volunteered with a number of organizations, including a cancer support group at Lakeview Hospital in Stillwater, the Reach to Recovery Program and with the Spina Bifida Association of Minnesota. She has also organized and led various ministries at her church, Stillwater Evangelical Free Church.

The Lohmer family has owned and operated an investment management company in the area for 30 years.

She and her husband, Greg, a fourth-generation Stillwater resident, have four sons -- three adult and a senior at Stillwater High School.