Congressional candidate to be in Albert Lea Wednesday

Published 9:00 am Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Brian Davis, the Republican Party candidate for the 1st Congressional District of Minnesota, will be in Albert Lea on Wednesday at the Freeborn County Fairgrounds.

Davis, a physician at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, will speak at 7 p.m. at the Fairlane Building. Organizers say he will spell out his plans to lower medical costs.

Davis, 50, has a degree in nuclear engineer from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. He a master’s and doctorate degree in mechanical engineering with biomedical specialization from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has a doctorate of medicine from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago.

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He and his wife, Lori, have been married for 15 years. They have four children.

He became the treasurer of the Olmsted County Republican Party in 2007, when he showed initial interest in running for Congress. He won the GOP endorsement over state Sen. Dick Day of Owatonna at the district convention in Albert Lea in March. Davis then defeated Day in the September primary to win the nomination.

Davis faces incumbent U.S. Rep. Tim Walz, DFL-Mankato, in the Nov. 4 election.

Questions about the event Wednesday can be directed to Pat Waters, 377-1113.