Congressman Pete Stauber: Global Down Syndrome Foundation 2023 Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy Award Recipient

Congressman Pete Stauber was born and raised in Duluth, Minnesota, and grew up in a hockey family with five brothers. Currently serving his third term in Congress as the Representative from Minnesota’s Eighth Congressional District, Congressman Stauber serves on the House Natural Resources Committee, the Small Business Committee and the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Congressman Stauber believes that Northeastern Minnesota deserves strong, principled leadership in Washington, D.C. and is focused on unleashing the economic engine in the region. Prior to his time in Congress, Mr. Stauber played professional hockey, served as a St. Louis County Commissioner, City Councilor in Hermantown, and as a police officer in Duluth for over two decades.

Congressman Stauber lives in Hermantown with his wife Jodi, an Iraq War veteran and the first female Command Chief of the 148th Fighter Wing. Together, they are the proud parents of six children: Levi, Luke, Isaac, Addilynn, Theo and Genevieve.

Supporting medical research for those living with Down syndrome is a cause near and dear to Congressman Stauber’s heart as his third son, Isaac, happened to be born with Down syndrome. He and his wife Jodi are forever grateful for the joy Isaac brings to the entire family and the lessons he teaches them every single day.

Congressman Stauber is an advocate for Down syndrome research and has supported budget increases for the National Institutes of Health annually. He is also an original cosponsor of the Protecting Individuals with Down Syndrome Act, which would prevent babies from being aborted because the child has or may have Down syndrome.

Congressman Stauber is a proud supporter of the Global Down Syndrome Foundation. He is honored to be a 2023 Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy Award recipient.

We are proud to announce Congressman Pete Stauber as the 2023 Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy Award recipient.