Seventh and Eighth Districts: About the candidates

  • Updated: October 26, 2008 - 9:18 PM

COLLIN PETERSON, D

Age: 64

Hometown: Detroit Lakes

Family: Divorced, two children

Education: Moorhead State University

Career: U.S. representative, 1991-present; Minnesota state senator, 1977-86; certified public accountant

Website: www.peterson forcongress.com

GLEN MENZE, R

Age: 49

Home: Starbuck

Family: Divorced, five children

Education: Accounting degree, Wadena Area Technical College; Moorhead State University

Career: Accountant, business consultant and farmer

Website: www.glenmenze.com

JAMES OBERSTAR, D

Age: 74

Home: Chisholm

Family: Married, six children

Education: B.A., College of St. Thomas; M.A., College of Europe, Belgium

Career: U.S. House member, 1975-present; chief staff assistant to U.S. Rep. John Blatnick; language teacher

Website: www.oberstar. org

MICHAEL CUMMINS, R

Age: 45

Home: Brook Park

Family: Married, three children

Education: Hennepin Technical College; Meadow Creek Christian School

Career: Business owner and project manager

Website: www.cummins forcongress.com

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