Attorney Announces 7th Congressional District Candidacy

Friday, February 9, 2018 | by Ben Dryden |

Attorney and Military Veteran, Margaret Engebretson, will formally launch her campaign to represent the people of Wisconsin's 7th Congressional District in Congress on Monday, February 12, according to her Facebook page. 

The following is information from Margaret Engebretson for Congress Facebook page:


I'm a Democratic candidate for Wisconsin's 7th Congressional District seat that is currently held by Sean Duffy. I'm running for Congress to help promote and defend democracy. I want folks to know I'll have their back in Washington, D.C.


I’m a 24-year retired veteran of the United States Military. I spent three years on active duty working as an Electrician’s Mate in the U.S. Navy followed by twenty-one years in the Naval Reserve and Minnesota Air National Guard. Following my active duty enlistment, I worked as a union locomotive electrician and train dispatcher for the BNSF Railroad before attending college and graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Superior. I then worked as a Deputy Sheriff of Corrections at the St. Louis County Jail in Duluth, Minnesota for two and a half years and applied to University of Wisconsin Law School. After earning my law degree, I settled in Balsam Lake, Wisconsin and practiced law focusing much of my time on Guardian ad Litem work.

Following the 2016 elections, I joined together with my neighbors in Polk County to help organize our local Democratic Party. I’m running for Congress because I love my country and I am concerned for its future. The people of Northern and Western Wisconsin need to know that someone is standing up for them in Washington. That is work that I am eager to do.

Campaign Kickoff

Please join Margaret Engebretson as she formally launches her campaign to represent the people of Wisconsin's 7th Congressional District in Congress. A twenty-four year veteran of the United States military (active duty, Guard, and Reserves), Margaret lives in Balsam Lake, Wisconsin and serves as Secretary of the Polk County Democratic Party. The campaign launch will take place at the Bong Veterans Historical Center in Superior. The 7th District is currently represented by Republican Sean Duffy. 

Note - The Bong Veterans Historical Center does not endorse candidates for office.

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