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Jason Rarick officially sworn in as the Minnesota Senator for Carlton, Kanabec, Pine, and St. Louis Counties


February 21, 2019

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Sen. Rarick taking the oath of office.

Carlton, Kanabec, Pine, and St. Louis County residents once again have a voice in the Minnesota Senate, as newly-elected Senator Jason Rarick (R-Pine City) officially took the oath of office Wednesday. Sen. Rarick, a life-long Pine City resident and union electrician, is the first Republican Senator to represent the area in roughly 57 years. He was victorious in a special election on February 5 to fill the seat vacated by Sen. Tony Lourey, who was recently appointed Human Services Commissioner under Gov. Tim Walz.

"I am overcome with gratitude," said Sen. Rarick. "It is a privilege to serve the people of Carlton, Kanabec, Pine, and St. Louis Counties in the Senate – a privilege I take seriously. We have a lot on our agenda this session, and I am ready to get to work."

"East-Central Minnesota could not ask for a better Senator," said Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka (R-Nisswa). "Sen. Rarick will be a champion for our shared values – defending life, protecting our Second Amendment Rights, keeping spending in check, and looking out for blue collar workers."

Sen. Rarick will serve on the Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy Committee, the Jobs and Economic Growth Finance and Policy Committee, the Local Government Committee, and the Transportation Finance and Policy Committee.

Sen. Rarick welcomes constituents to contact his office at 3411 Minnesota Senate Building, 75 University Ave, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55155, by phone at 651-296-1508, or by email at


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