State Representatives serve in the Minnesota House of Representatives, the lower chamber of the state legislature. They write and vote on legislation to create, repeal, or change state laws affecting many issues, like health care, the environment, and the economy. They also vote on state taxes and the state spending.
1. A woman's right to choose her own path in life. The right to privacy is fundamental to our constitution.
2. Common sense gun safety. We can no longer tolerate the slaughter of children.
3. Fully funded public education. Education in MN has been underfunded for two decades. It's time to bring back the MN miracle.
MN has strong election laws that make it easy to vote and have never led to voter fraud. I would like to see election day be a holiday.
I would support an increase in the Child Tax Credit in order to lift more families out of poverty. In order to reduce homelessness and housing insecurity, we should expand the Housing Choice Vouchers to reach more families and individuals. Fully fund pre school and daycare as part of education funding to take that burden off of working parents. Finally, we need to make sure that the free school lunch program continues.
We need to increase our investment in social and economic infrastructure by subsidizing daycare so parents can go to their jobs, forgive student loans and make post secondary schools and training more affordable. Other investments to help the economy would be recreational and cultural activities. Better paying jobs will provide more discretionary income and help small businesses.
I strongly believe that military style weapons have no place in civilian society and I would work towards having them outlawed.
State government currently has a significant surplus so my top priority is to stimulate economic growth and give $ back to those that were overtaxed. Eliminate Minnesota's social security tax, income tax, and cut businesses taxes.
These last two years, we've seen our governor, in coordination with his party which controlled the House of Representatives, take the wrong approach on issues of public safety and shutdowns. I look forward to passing legislation that supports law enforcement and gives the power of a shutdown back to the people.
As the GOP lead on the environment and natural resources committee, I'm very focused on a balanced approach to recreation and conservation that rewards industry for good environmental stewardship.
I believe it's my responsibility as a legislator to create barriers for those that would cheat the system while empowering voters who wish to participate ethically. That's why I co-authored the Election Integrity Act. The legislation requires a picture ID to vote, requires an ID for provisional balloting & same day registration, and would prohibit certain methods of compensation related to absentee voting. These are basic proven policies that most reasonable people agree are necessary.
I do not support legislation that further divides Minnesotans by targeting programs to groups based on gender or ethnicity. I have embraced a traditional legislative approach that respects diversity and the divinely created differences between men and women. It's critical we support everyone in their effort to succeed without bias or prejudice.
As a small business owner myself I understand the challenges industry faces dealing with red tape and duplicative bureaucracy. I've been an advocate for businesses and individuals when state agencies overreach and I've championed legislation that cuts taxes & limits government. I also support energy Independence and abundant affordable fuel & base load power. These are principles and tools that invite economic development and encourages businesses to grow in Minnesota and stay in Minnesota.
I fully support a tough on crime approach that expands law-abiding Minnesotan's ability to defend themselves and empowers exceptional law enforcement. I have voted for in the past and I will continue to vote for Constitutional Carry, Stand Your Ground, and many other bills that further support our 2nd amendment rights.