Margaret Engebretson

Candidate For U.S. Representative District 7

Margaret Engebretson

Candidate Background


128 Vadnais Ln., Balsam Lake, WI 54810

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Candidate Biography

From candidate website

I’m a 24-year retired veteran of the U.S. military. I spent three years on active duty working as an electrician’s mate in the U.S. Navy, followed by 21 years in the Naval Reserve and Minnesota Air National Guard.

Following my active duty enlistment, I worked as a union locomotive electrician and train dispatcher for the BNSF Railroad before attending college and graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Superior. I then worked as a deputy sheriff of corrections at the St. Louis County Jail in Duluth, Minnesota, for two and a half years and applied to University of Wisconsin Law School. After earning my law degree, I settled in Balsam Lake, Wisconsin, and practiced law focusing much of my time on Guardian ad Litem work.

Following the 2016 elections, I joined together with my neighbors in Polk County to help organize our local Democratic Party. I’m running for Congress because I love my country and I am concerned for its future. The people of northern and western Wisconsin need to know that someone is standing up for them in Washington. I will be your fierce advocate and steadfast guardian.

I am active in local public service groups, including American Legion Post 278 in Balsam Lake and the Community Referral Agency (CRA) domestic violence shelter serving Polk, Burnett and Barron counties.