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Campaign 2004

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John Gibeau
District: 24A
Party: DFL
Residence: Ceylon, MN
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Statement from the campaign:
I have decided to run because our district needs strong non-partisan leadership. We need to protect education and ensure that our way of life is preserved. We need representation at the capitol that will help build jobs, and keep people here. I feel that is not happening now, and the time is now.

*Elected mayor of Ceylon, Minnesota in 1998
*Minnesota's youngest elected mayor ever.
*Has been mayor of Ceylon from 1998-present.
*Married to wife Ann, father to sons Austin and Ethan.
*Member of Partners in Education group (PIE)
*Executive board member Ceylon Fire Association

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?