Statement from the campaign:
I am runnning to let the voters of Maplewood and North Saint Paul know that they have a real choice in 2004. Over 50% of voters do not agree with Democrats OR Republicans. I want to give this Majority of the Middle a voice in our State Legislature. I support the platform of the Minnesota Independence Party, and want to focus on "Less Politics, and More Results". To learn more about the MN Independence Party, go to: www.mnip.org
I promise to vote the way constituents dictate, not based on party politics. I accept no special interest money, and seek no special endorsements.
SWM, 32, No Children, Hill-Murray H.S., Served in US Army Reserve, Operating Room Tech; College: B.A. Geography, St. Cloud State Univ., MN.
Private Sector Experience: Mortgage, Surveyors Assist, Construction, YMCA Youth Coach, Medical Imaging, Landscaping, Manufacturing, Transportation.
Civil Service Experience: Public Works Mapping and Right of Way, Parks and Recreation Geographic Information Systems.
On the Issues:
|Should increased taxes be considered as part of a solution to a projected budget deficit?
|Should gambling be expanded in Minnesota to generate new revenue for the state?
|Should state funds — directly or indirectly — be used to build new sports facilities for the Twins and Vikings?
|Do you support Gov Pawlenty's
JOBZ zones program?
|Should K-12 spending in Minnesota be curtailed in order to balance a projected budget deficit?
|Should a constitutional amendment be presented to voters that would ban same-sex marriage in Minnesota?
|Should the state spend money for expanding mass transit options in Minnesota?
|Should there be additional restrictions on abortion in Minnesota?
|Should the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program, which seeks to protect wildlife habitat and wetlands by paying farmers for taking marginal lands out of agriculture production, be supported?
|Should the state's subsidized health care program be trimmed in order to reduce a projected budget deficit?