Statement from the candidate:
The Legislature has abandoned its responsibility to the people of the state in favor of petty squabbling and manipulations to garner power. They have erected a wall of special interests around them, ignoring our voices and hearing only theirs. I run to serve the people of Minnesota and to create a prosperous state.
I was born and raised in the northern suburbs of the Twin Cities. After graduating from Centennial Senior High School, I proceeded to the University of Minnesota where I earned my B.A., double majoring in anthropology and linguistics. As I always seek to broaden my horizons, I have recently returned to earn my B.S. in plant biology.
I moved to Plymouth after school to be closer to my family and friends. While I had always kept abreast in politics, it was here in Plymouth where I first started to get active. Currently, I am serving as a delegate for the MN Independence Party for my district and I represent my district on its Central Committee. In addition, I serve on the party's state Public Relations Committee.
Beyond that, I am an avid linguist, horticulturist and bird raiser in my down time and for four years I have volunteered with the Minnesota AIDS Walk, proudly walking for a cure. Minnesota needs a government that can nurture our state into a healthy and prosperous future and I have the skills to do it.
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?