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Robert Garrison
Robert Garrison
District: 62A
Party: GOP
Residence: Minneapolis, MN
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Statement from the candidate:
Living in the community of south Minneapolis for 17 years I have seen many changes and now I can no longer just sit back and do nothing. I want to be your representative in the Minnesota House of Representatives for District 62A.

I want to reach across party lines to bring new ideas to current problems of education, health care and crime and safety. I want to bring back compromise to create a session that doesn't leave when unfinished business still needs to be done. I want to counter this partisanship and give back the voice of the voter.

Let's send a new voice with a new message of compromise to the State House. With your vote of support this November, it will be my honor to serve you and our community in the Minnesota House of Representatives!

Robert J. Garrison resides in south Minneapolis. Robert attended Sanford Middle School and Roosevelt High School. Robert is currently attending Minneapolis Community and Technical College with plans to transfer to the University of Minnesota.

Education: 2002- Minneapolis Comm. and Tech. College. Planning to transfer to the U of M. Pursue a BA in Anthropology with a added major in Classical and Near East Archaeology.

Occupation: Maintenance at Mid-Town YWCA.

Student/Community Involvement: 1990-1994: Volunteer for Roosevelt Operation Holiday basket 2000-2004: Precinct chair of 12-1 2000-2004: Delegate/Alt to the 5th Congressional District and State Conventions 2002-2004: Dean's List 2004: Volunteer for the YWCA LRT grand opening 2004: Actor in Mid-Town YWCA's production of Macbeth

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?