|Residence:||Apple Valley, MN|
Statement from the campaign:
As a local small businessman, homeowner, husband, and father of four, we share many of the same concerns; a strong economy, safety for our families, affordable health care, and an educational system that is second to none. While the cultural and economic climate of our country is rosy, we need to continue to make sure we sustain economic growth and ensure public safety, especially against habitual criminals. Affordable and accessible healthcare is a must for us and especially our elderly and disabled children and education is, excuse the pun, a no-brainer. Everyone wants a high quality, fiscally sound and accountable education system for our kids. These are a few issues I will champion for you, as your neighbor and state representative.
Twenty-year active duty Air Force veteran retired October 2001; married 19 years to the cutest woman in the world, we have four equally cute children (they take after their mother); Apple Valley resident for eight years; currently work for Metropolitan Airports Commission in Public Safety and self employed in Internet sales; Member of American Legion, Knights of Columbus, former President of the Apple Valley Optimist Club; all around nice guy
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?