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Minnesota State House District 12B

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.

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    Mary Franson
    (Rep)

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    Jeremy Vinar
    (DFL)

Información Biográfica

If elected, what will your top three priorities be and why? (750 characters)

How would you ensure election laws do not create barriers to Minnesotans’ freedom to vote while also ensuring safe and secure elections? (500 characters)

What legislation, if any, would you support to address racial or ethnic disparities in Minnesota? (500 characters)

What will you do to support a vibrant economy across Minnesota, and to address rising inflation? (500 characters)

What legislation, if any, would you support to reduce gun violence in Minnesota? (500 characters)

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ALEXANDRIA, MN 56308
Living wages and benefits with access to affordable housing, food, healthcare, childcare, education paid time off, and retirement. If you work for a living, you should make a living.

Election and representation integrity. We don't have a voter fraud problem, we have an honesty problem. People should be able to vote as easily as possible, for the best candidate, and elected officials should be obligated to be transparent, available, and honest with their constituents.

A progressive tax system/opposition to corporate welfare, influence. Corporations/the rich have too much influence in politics. They should pay their fair share, and working class Minnesotans shouldn't have to subsidize major companies that underpay and under-employ.
As mentioned above, we don't have a fraud problem. It accounts for 6 thousandths of a percent of votes cast. I would staunchly oppose any legislation that insinuated we do, or otherwise would make it harder to vote. I support early voting, vote by mail, absentee, and any other option we could conjure. I would like to see Minnesota lead by providing mail in ballots to every registered voter by default.
I would like to see more diversity assessments done like was recently in Alexandria, to identify racial disparities across the state, as well as other kinds of exposure, such as diversity festivals. I would support legislation that appropriated LGA for this purpose, as well as incentivizing companies to support affirmative action, and infrastructure that expanded affordable housing construction like TIF.
I support measures like windfall taxes for price gouging major companies, and I think we can all agree the "trickle-down" approach has only brought unprecedented wealth inequality. I will support subsidies from the bottom up, rejecting work requirements for public assistance that force people to take jobs that don't cover costs of living, lift up living wages, and propose tax benefits and incentives to local, small businesses first.
I would support and even sponsor universal background checks, extended waiting periods with no loopholes, safe storage regulations, manufacturer/seller accountability, expanded mental health services, and some form of red flag laws. We are fortunate to live in a state with stronger laws than many, but we must not be complacent or take it for granted.