Le Sueur resident Brian Pfarr announced today he is running for the Minnesota House of Representatives in District 20A.  Pfarr wants to replace retiring incumbent, Representative Bob Vogel, R-Elko New Market.  The President for First Farmers & Merchants Bank in Le Sueur plans to pursue the Republican endorsement for the seat.

In a news release announcing his candidacy Pfarr says, "Representative Vogel has done an outstanding job representing our district and I thank him for his years of service advocating for common sense, fiscally responsible solutions to the problems facing Minnesota and our area."

Pfarr continues, "If elected, I will work hard on the things that matter most to our district, like helping folks keep more of their hard-earned money, strengthening our small businesses and farms, holding government agencies accountable, and protecting the 2nd Amendment."

In addition to his position with First Farmers & Merchants Bank, Pfarr is a 32 year veteran of the Minnesota Army National Guard, rising to the rank of Colonel.  He currently commands a brigade of more than 1800 soldiers.

He is a member and Past Commander of the Le Sueur American Legion Post #55, a member of the Le Sueur VFW Post #4297 and a member of the Le Sueur Lions Club.

Pfarr is active in St. Annes Church and is a past school board member of Le Sueur-Henderson ISD 2397.  He and wife Kristan have raised their two children in Le Sueur.

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