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Paul Marquart
Paul Marquart
Party: DFL
Residence: Dilworth, MN
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Statement from the candidate:
Representative Paul Marquart's theme is "Putting Rural Minnesota First." Rural Minnesota issues should receive top priority in the Legislature. Those key issues are education, health care, jobs, strong agricultural economy, and low property taxes.

Paul Marquart has served two terms in the Minnesota House of Representatives. He previously served 11 years as the Mayor of Dilworth. He teaches social studies at Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton School. Paul is married to Colleen and they have two children, Lindsey and Ashley.

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?