Litchfield, Minnesota – Michelle Fischbach, the Trump- and Republican-endorsed candidate for Minnesota’s Seventh District, today announced she received the endorsement of State Senator Torrey Westrom (R-Elbow Lake).

“I am happy to join President Trump, so many fellow legislators, and the grassroots republicans of Congressional District Seven in endorsing Michelle Fischbach for Congress,” stated Westrom. “Michelle brings with her the experience and conservative principles necessary to represent the people of this district.

“While serving alongside Michelle in the legislature, I watched her passionately fight democrat attempts to impose harmful ‘one size fits all’ policies on rural Minnesota. As Chairman of the Agriculture and Rural Development Finance committee, I knew that I could count on Michelle’s vote to fight burdensome regulations and job killing taxes. She always stood up for farmers and rural communities, and I am confident that she will do the same in Congress.

“President Trump is working tirelessly to get our country back on track, but he needs allies in Congress to work with him and support his agenda. Collin Peterson has not been that ally. In fact, Collin votes against President Trump nearly 80% of the time, siding with Nancy Pelosi instead. Michelle, on the other hand, has the president’s “complete and total” endorsement and wants to work with him to support western Minnesotans and our conservative values. Please join me in supporting our president by supporting Michelle Fischbach!”

Senator Westrom was first elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 1996. In 2012, he was elected to the Minnesota Senate, where he currently serves as the Agriculture, Rural Development and Housing Finance Committee Chairman. In 2014, Senator Westrom ran as the Republican candidate for the Seventh Congressional District.

“Senator Westrom has always been a leader when it comes to supporting our farmers and our agricultural economy,” Fischbach stated. “I am proud of the work that we did for farmers while in the Minnesota Senate, and I’m honored to have his confidence and endorsement.”