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Bud Nornes
Bud Nornes
District: 10A
Party: GOP
Residence: Fergus Falls, MN
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Candidacy Statement:
I'm running for my 5th term in the Minnesota House of Representatives. Currently committee assignments include Health and Human Services (policy & finance) and Higher Education where I serve as Vice Chair.

I look forward to the 2005 session where the House and Senate will work with the Governor to develop a two year budget that balances the budget while addressing the needs of education and the rising costs of heatlh care.

Married 42 years...wife Joyce and three children and nine grandchilden. Resident of the district for 38 years. Career: broadcasting. Previously owned KJJK-AM & FM in Fergus Falls. Served 12 years on the Fergus Falls School Board.

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?