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Minnesota State Senate District 41

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    Tom Dippel
    (Rep)

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    Judy Seeberger
    (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)

Campaign Website http://Dippelforsenate.com
Campaign Twitter Handle @Tom Dippel
Campaign Email dippelforsenate@gmail.com
The Economy - The residents of SD 41 are struggling to make ends meet. We need tax cuts to bring prosperity back to our state and district.

Crime - The east metro has fallen victim to theft and vandalism due to the failed Democrat policy to Defund the Police. We must support our Law Enforcement and bolster the criminal justice system.

Education - Parents are frustrated that their children aren't receiving a quality education in fundamentals. Instead, they have been subjected to social experiments. This is not the role of public education and it needs to change.
Provide the ability to register ahead of time and prove eligibility through verification of residency and citizenship. Our elections have a lasting impact in the lives of our state and country. They must be taken seriously and properly vetted to ensure a safe, legal and secure election.
Every Minnesotan should be given the same opportunity to succeed. Access to resources should not be hindered to any Minnesotan.
Taxes on Social Security benefits should be eliminated immediately. We must cut taxes on all levels to compete with surrounding states. This will offset rising inflation costs for hurting families.
Our criminal justice system needs more support to adjudicate the backlog of criminals waiting to have their cases heard. Responsible Minnesotans need to be able to protect themselves from the rise in criminal behavior. Law abiding citizens are not the problem and do not need their 2nd Amendment rights infringed upon. Criminals need to understand that law abiding Minnesotans won't put up with their intimidation and will protect themselves.
Campaign Website http://www.judyforsenate.com
Campaign Twitter Handle @@JudySeeberger
Campaign Email judy@judyforsenate.com
Campaign Mailing Address P.O. BOX 201
LAKELAND, MN 55043
1) An Economy that works for Minnesotans. I am dedicated to investing in jobs that come with a living, family supporting wage, in lowering the cost of childcare, and ensuring health coverage for all- because when people delay care they end up in my ambulance in crisis, and with even higher medical bills. 2) Safe Neighborhoods and thriving communities. We can and must stop crime today and prevent crime tomorrow. I support our police and serve alongside them as a paramedic and know that investments in mental health and crime prevention are critical. 3) Support our veterans and military families. As the wife of a Navy Captain, I know the meaning of public service and that we can and must do much better job taking care of those who serve.
Minnesota has one of the healthiest electoral systems in the country, which is clear as it ranks among the national leaders in voter turnout year after year. By ensuring we continue to use paper ballots guarding against voter intimidation, we can ensure secure elections while also taking steps to further secure the right to vote, including: allowing 16-year-olds to pre-register to vote, establishing automatic voter registration, and restoring the right to vote at the end of a felony sentence.
There are a great number of bills that I would support to address racial or ethnic disparities. A brief list of highlights would include strengthening the Increasing Teachers of Color Act, banning school suspensions for students in grade 3 and under, expanding access to full service community schools, paid family and medical leave, and earned sick and safe time.
A vibrant economy requires a balanced approach that works for small business owners and for workers. I am a small business owner and understand the challenges that small business owners face. I am also a union member and believe deeply that we need to invest in apprenticeships and strengthening skilled trades in our state. We can address inflation by growing the number of jobs paying a living wage in our state, and by bringing economic development and opportunity to Minnesota.
I support red flag laws, because often family and community members can see the warning signs when a loved one may be a danger to themselves or others. I also support universal background checks to close loopholes in our current structure. I have responded to calls to care for gunshot victims, and have a personal understanding of the devastating effects of gun violence. I’m not running to take anyone’s rights away, but I firmly believe we can do a lot more to keep our community safe.