MANKATO — Southern Minnesota will have a new congressional representative next year. The question many voters, political watchdogs and party officials are asking is, who’s going it going to be?

Feehan is a U.S. Army veteran and a former National Guard captain who taught in Illinois and Indiana for several years before he was tapped to work in the White House in 2013. From there, he served as a deputy assistant secretary of defense — at one point, he was acting assistant secretary of defense for readiness in President Barack Obama’s administration.

“To take on challenges today, it’s your ability to be independent and make sure every voice is at the table regardless of whether someone supported you in an election,” Feehan said. “That’s what politics and public service is.”

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