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Michael Corbin
Residence:Medford, MN

Candidacy Statement:
Minnesota is heading in the wrong direction. Republicans and democrats are only interested in keeping themselves in power. They are not interested in making real, meaningful changes to help Minnesotans. I am. I have meaningful, common sense ideas to help Minnesotans with the issues facing them: affordable health care and housing, crime, job creation, taxes, and many more. I am not about sound bites; I am about results. Neither the republicans nor the democrats can say that.

I am currently an elected city councilperson for the City of Medford, and I am the current president of the Medford Economic Development Authority. I am an attorney in private practice with my office in Faribault, Minnesota. I am a graduate of the University of Michigan and Hamline University School of Law. I am married with two children.

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?