Lee Byberg

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Lee Byberg
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Minnesota, District 7
Bachelor'sUniversity of Minnesota
Master'sUniversity of Minnesota
Place of birthChicago, IL
ProfessionBusiness Executive
Campaign website
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Lee Byberg was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 7th Congressional District of Minnesota.

Lee Byberg for Congress Campaign Logo.


Byberg earned his bachelor's degree and M.B.A. from the University of Minnesota. He is currently the Vice President for Operations of Life Science Innovations in Wilmar, Minnesota.[1]


Campaign themes

The following policy positions were outlined on Byberg's campaign website for the 2012 election.[2][3]

  • I oppose and will vote to repeal Obamacare;
  • I believe Planned Parenthood should not be funded by the government;
  • I believe the Constitution should be amended to explicitly say what the Founders intended, that innocent human life should be protected;
  • I will oppose any foreign aid that funds abortion;
  • I will work to defund any United Nations program that promotes abortion, including population control policies which undermine respect for human life;
  • I will work to expand alternatives to abortion.
  • Audit the Federal Reserve and stop the money printing
  • No more bailouts for “too big to fail” banks
  • Cut government red tape and excessive regulations
  • Pass a balanced budget amendment
  • Government has a spending problem, not a revenue problem
  • Stop accumulating government debt and start paying down the current debt



See also: Minnesota's 7th Congressional District elections, 2012

Byberg ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Minnesota's 7th District. Byberg ran unopposed for the Republican nomination, and was defeated by Democratic incumbent Collin Peterson in the November general election.[4]

U.S. House, Minnesota District 7 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCollin Peterson Incumbent 60.4% 197,791
     Republican Lee Byberg 34.8% 114,151
     Independence Adam Steele 4.7% 15,298
     NA Write-in 0.1% 336
Total Votes 327,576
Source: Minnesota Secretary of State, "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election" (dead link)

Campaign donors


Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2012 elections season. Below are Byberg's reports.[5]

Lee Byberg (2012) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[6]March 31, 2012$128,636.69$51,071.65$(91,277.54)$88,430.80
July Quarterly[7]June 30, 2012$88,430.80$153,449.70$(122,449.96)$119,430.54
October Quarterly[8]October 11, 2012$94,499.93$93,441.06$(113,557.34)$74,383.65
Running totals


Byberg lives in Willmar, MN, with his wife, Nancy. They have three sons.[9]

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