Statement from the campaign:
I believe we need to return to Minnesota values by focusing on what's important to citizens. I will work for quality schools, affordable health care for businesses and families, good paying jobs with benefits, an effective transportation system, and a clean environment.
Thirty-two years in public education as a teacher, coach, counselor, principal and superintendent. Married for 32 years to a nurse, currently working as a chemo-therapy nurse, one daughter, also a nurse. I am currently getting an ESL degree at St. Cloud University.
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?