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Campaign 2004

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Lynn Wardlow
Lynn Wardlow
District: 38B
Party: GOP
Residence: Eagan, MN
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Statement from the candidate:
A Marine's resolve, a teacher's commitment, the proven choice working for Eagan. During the last session I worked along side other House members to pass a bonding bill with 102 yes votes, showing huge bipartisan support. But the senate could not pass their bonding bill, so no bill went forward. Citizens are concerned about the lack of cooperation between the legislative bodies, and I promise to work toward improving that relationship as I continue to reach across the aisle to work with all members of the House. I will continue to include parents, educators and students as we strive to meet the education needs of all children as I did while working on the new state social studies standards. Education funding needs to be addressed as well as the transportation needs throughout the state. Minnesota needs to improve its business climate so that entrepeneurs and small businesses can flourish and provide more jobs for Minnesotans. Affordable health care is a concern as well as a welfare system that provides for those who truly need it. In resolving all of these issues, I am committed to responding to the needs of House District 38B in a personal way as I have done for the last two years.

Lynn Wardlow has lived in Eagan since building a new home in June of 1972. He taught mathematics and coached wrestling and football for over 31 years in ISD 196, most recently at Eagan High School. He retired from teaching in Dec., 2002. A Vietnam veteran, he enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1966, was selected for Officer Candidate School, and after 4 years active duty he continued to serve in the Marine Reserve, retiring as a Lt.Col in June, 1995. Lynn has been a youth leader in his church as well as serving in other church capacities to include, president, vice-president, treasurer and council member. His wife, Sheryl, teaches 3rd grade at JFK Elementary in Lakeville, and they have two sons, Jason and Douglas. Jason is a Marine Captain and a Cobra, attack helicopter pilot serving in Iraq, and Douglas is a graduate of Georgetown University and also Georgetown University Law Center. Lynn enjoys reading, running, boating, sailing, playing chess and looks forward to volunteering in District 196 in mathematics classes.

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?