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Campaign 2004

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Bruce Shuck
Sandra Peterson
District: 13A
Party: DFL
Residence: Sunburg, MN
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Statement from the candidate:
I am running to be a Representative in 13A because I have enjoyed politics since I was a young man listening to my dad discuss politics with his friends. I decided to become involved at the county level as a campaign chairman for a local county race. The next election I ran as the candidate and was elected for two terms as a county commissioner. I have experience with several state and federal agencies on a variety of issues from wetland to social services. I attended many conferences in-state and in Washington DC for local issues. I feel I was successful at the county level and want to pursue a state office

I live in the northwest corner of Kandiyohi County with my wife, Denise. I have two daughters, Sara and Kelly. I have farmed my whole life, milked cows, raised hogs and beef cattle. Currently I operate my farm as a grain and cash crop operation. I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration in 1993. I was elected to the Kandiyohi County Board in 1994 and served 8 years. I am ready to be the next state representative in 13A.

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?