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Ray Cox
Rep. Ray Cox
District: 25B
Party: Republican
Residence: Northfield, MN
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Candidacy Statement:
I am running for re-election as the 25B State Representative to continue my work on behalf of the environment, schools and businesses in Minnesota. It has been rewarding to represent the fine familes hardworking tax payers in this District. I want to continue to make Minnesota a vibrant, productive state that allows all citizens to be successful in life and provides appropriate levels of support for those citizens that cannot care for themselves.

Own and operate Northfield Construction Company in Northfield, MN, a general building firm in business since 1972. Served on the Northfield school board for 15 years before being elected to the House of Representatives. Graduate of St. Olaf College. Married for 29 years to Ellen Cox, father of three 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?