Press Release: Candidate Announcement for MN CD-8 U.S. House of Representatives

Hibbing, MN – Marjorie (Marje) Holmstrom-Sabo announces candidacy to represent MN CD-08 for the 2020 election cycle. Her official announcement will take place on Tuesday, October 8th at 12:00 pm at the Hull-Rust-Mahoning Mine View in Hibbing, MN.

Marje believes that putting people first is the necessary approach for the challenges that face residents of Northern Minnesota. To her, putting people first means:

  • strong protections for worker’s rights to organize
  • livable wages that will support a home and family
  • affordable and accessible health care so people don’t have to choose between paying for housing or paying for medical care
  • support for economic opportunities and development that keep jobs and people in the region

Marje was born in Hibbing, MN. The second oldest of five children, her childhood encompassed the boom and bust cycles of the steel industry. She is no stranger to the “work hard and help your neighbor” values of mining families.

Marje graduated from Nashwauk-Keewatin High School in 1992. With financial support from federal grants, scholarships, and a summer job at Minntac, she started her college career studying chemical engineering at Michigan Technological University, and finished it with a Bachelor’s of Science in Scientific & Technical Communication from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 1997.

Her career has spanned industries including software engineering, web development, education, mortgage servicing, online retail servicing, self-employment, and operations management.

Marje is the mother of two teenagers, who have given her their full support and plan to vote for her when they are old enough. She is fond of big words and used to read the dictionary for fun.


Additional information about Marje is available on her campaign website at Updates and campaign information will be posted on Twitter at @marje2020

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