St. Paul – On December 12, State Representative Joe Schomacker (R-Luverne) was elected by fellow House Republicans to serve as Assistant Minority Leader.
Schomacker was first elected to the Minnesota House in 2010, and will promote rural Minnesota and the Republican caucus while providing party leadership in this new role. He said it is an honor to be chosen by House Republicans to serve in this capacity.
“One of the reasons I chose to run for this position is because the Democrats decided to elect leadership from Minneapolis and St. Paul,” Schomacker said. “While their caucus will be looking out for the best interests of the inner cities, I believe we need to have a bigger focus on Greater Minnesota and its needs, and I plan on utilizing my new leadership position by bringing our issues of fairer education and LGA funding, better nursing home and rural hospital rates, and farm land property tax reform to the forefront over the next two years.”
Schomacker lives in Luverne, and represents District 22A, which includes all or parts of Rock, Nobles, Murray, Pipestone, Lyon, and Lincoln counties.