Solutions & Responsibility
My parents expected me to take responsibility for my actions. I expect it of my children, and I certainly expect responsibility from the leaders in St. Paul. If you choose me, I will listen and keep you informed on the decisions being made.
Life begins at conception. As a parent, teacher, coach, and community member I have always believed that our future generations will continue to make this nation great. But, if we are aborting our children before they even leave the womb, not only are we committing a terrible atrocity, but we are passing along the wrong values to our future men and women.
Tax and Budget Reform
While we currently hold a cash reserve, the State has some work to do to a create structural balance in the budget. A structural balance between revenue and expenses can be accomplished by looking for long-term solutions that include tax reform, closing loopholes, and eliminating wasteful spending.
Jobs and Employees
As a Republican candidate, I believe we should “create and maintaining a competitive business environment to promote economic prosperity and once again make Minnesota the economic engine of the Upper Midwest.” This business climate not only needs to have a competitive place for small-business owners to innovate and flourish, but we need to be able to attract employees and families who will be attracted to the job growth.
I know that businesses needs support to grow. We have a tough economic climate and Minnesota ranks in the bottom 5 states in terms of “business friendly” climate.
Every decision we make about schools today will affect our future economic prosperity in the future. We need to strengthen our schools and get more decisions to our local representatives. St. Paul is driving too many decisions for our schools and we don’t trust our local officials enough. That needs to change. According to the Republican platform, “We support the belief that parents are responsible for their children’s education and that parents, teachers, and local school boards can make the best decisions about our children’s education.”