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Douglas Aitken
Douglas Aitken
District: 3B
Party: Republican
Residence: Cohasset, MN
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Statement from the candidate:
My name is Doug Aitken and I am a working-class citizen who has seen firsthand the political wrangling at the State Capitol. I have seen the assualts on our constitutional liberties and I want to do something to stop it. Our rights as American and Minnesotan citizens are under attack. Our right to bear arms, our religious liberties, and th foundation of our society, the family, is being attacked from every side. I will strive to build a brighter future, not just for ourselves, but for our children. I want to come alongside local leadership to advance the social, moral, and economic interests of our people. I stand firm on
-Fiscal responsibility in government
-Local control of education
-Traditional marriage
-Protecting the life of the unborn
-Strict construction of the Constitution

Married for 11 years to wife Beth 5 children ages 3-10
Military service: Veteran of U.S. Army with honorable discharge from active duty followed by service in the Army Reserve.
College and specialized training at Word of Life Bible Institute
Occupation: Construction Project Management

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?

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