Democrat announces candidacy for Walz's congressional seat

1st Congressional District Candidate

MANKATO, Minn. (WKBT) - A U.S. Army veteran from Minnesota is announcing his plans to run for Congress.

Dan Feehan, 34, announced his campaign Monday to run for Minnesota's First Congressional District as a democrat.

The seat has been held by Democrat Tim Walz since 2007, but Walz recently announced his plans to vacate the seat and run for governor.

Feehan made the announcement in Mankato Monday morning.

He is running on a platform for expanding economic opportunities, investment and reforming health care, and improving national security.

Feehan says he is ready to serve communities he grew up in.

"There are communities throughout southern Minnesota I have vivid memories of that it's great to be a part of and stepping forward to attempt to be a leader in this community," said Feehan.

Feehan served two tours of duty in Iraq from 2005 to 2009, receiving a Bronze Star for Service and Army Commendation Medal with Valor.

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