Congressman Keith Ellison

Representing the 5th District of Minnesota

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Ellison on the Retirement of Rep. Rick Nolan

Feb 9, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON — Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) issued the following statement after it was announced that Rep. Rick Nolan (D-MN) will retire at the end of his current term:

“Rick is a friend, an ally in the fight to improve lives, and a true champion for Minnesotans.  He has had a remarkable career in Congress, bridging the decades and serving for a combined dozen years.  Rick has used his voice and his vote to stand up for our Minnesota values, from protecting Social Security and Medicare from cuts and privatization, to peace and an end to unnecessary wars, to fair trade that protects Minnesota jobs. He has witnessed how politics has changed for the worse over time, and has called out the influence of money in politics and pushed hard for campaign finance reform. Rick is respected and loved by his colleagues for his warmth, his down to earth spirit, and his folksy stories about fishing, hunting, and everything he loves about Northern Minnesota. I will dearly miss having Rick as a colleague, but I am incredibly grateful for his service to the country and to the residents of Minnesota’s 8th District.”