Leah Phifer

National security professional Leah Phifer announced in June that she is launching an 80-day listening tour this summer to explore the possibility of ultimately representing Minnesota’s 8th Congressional district.

A member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor party, Phifer views the current political environment as a unique opportunity to engage residents in planning for the long-term security of the district.

Raised in Two Harbors before relocating to Isanti, Phifer has seen many sides of Minnesota’s 8th district.

More information, including tour stops and how to request a visit, can be found at www.aroundthe8thin80days.com. You can also follow Phifer’s journey on Facebook (@aroundthe8thin80days), Twitter (@aroundthe8th) and Instagram (aroundthe8th).

Phifer is a graduate of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. She dedicated her career to national security in Minnesota for nearly a decade. She served at the Department of Homeland Security in 2008 before working in counter-terrorism for the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Scheduled stops in the area are: Aug. 1, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Crow Wing County Fair; Aug. 1, 5-7 p.m., Coco Moon Coffee Shop, Brainerd; and Aug. 2, 3-5 p.m., The Beanery, Aitkin.

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