Rasmusson to Run for State Representative
6th Generation Otter Tail County Resident to Fight for Otter Tail County Values & Priorities at the State Capitol
Fergus Falls, Minnesota – Businessman and community volunteer Jordan Rasmusson today announced his candidacy for State Representative in House District 8A, which consists of much of Otter Tail County and includes the communities of Fergus Falls, Perham, Pelican Rapids, Battle Lake, Underwood, Vergas, Dalton, Rothsay, Dent, Elizabeth, Erhard, and 33 surrounding townships. Rasmusson is seeking the Republican endorsement for the open seat resulting from the retirement of State Rep. Bud Nornes.
“Growing up as the 6th generation of my family to live in Otter Tail County taught me the importance of hard work, integrity, faith, and family,” said Rasmusson. “I’m running for State Representative to fight for our Otter Tail County values and priorities at the State Capitol and to be a strong voice for the families, farmers, and small businesses who call our area home.”
After graduating from Fergus Falls High School and Harvard College, Rasmusson has spent his career helping businesses grow and create good jobs. Rasmusson worked as a Management Consultant at McKinsey & Co. and an Investment Professional at Bain Capital. Today, Rasmusson is the founder of The Rasmusson Group, which advises businesses and investors on strategic decisions.
Rasmusson volunteers as a Board Member for the Fergus Falls YMCA and the Otter Tail County Historical Society and is also an active member of Grace Lutheran Church in Erhard.
“Bud is an effective, hard-working, and highly respected legislator who has dedicated the past 24 years to serving Otter Tail County with distinction. His shoes will be difficult to fill,” said Rasmusson.
Rasmusson lists his legislative priorities as efficient government that keeps taxes under control, affordable health care, a reduced regulatory burden for small businesses and farmers, schools of excellence, and support for pro-life and Second Amendment initiatives.
Rasmusson is engaged to Fergus Falls native Emma DeMartelaere. In addition to the campaign, they look forward to getting married in Otter Tail County later this year.