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Republicans endorse 22A candidate

EDGERTON -- Forty-five delegates from Pipestone, Rock, Murray and Nobles counties endorsed Joe Schomacker of Luverne as the Republican nominee for the District 22A seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives.

"I am honored and humbled by my party's endorsement," Schomacker said in a press release. "Now, I can move forward to bring the message of common-sense solutions and southwestern Minnesota values to St. Paul."

Schomacker is a graduate of Luverne High School, and attended Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, where he received degrees in public administration, speech communication and political science. Schomacker earned his master's degree from George Washington University.

He runs a public relations consulting firm in Luverne, served as assistant speech coach of the Luverne High School team this season and is active in family businesses.