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Campaign 2004

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Lonn Kiel
Lonn Kiel
District: 1B
Party: GOP
Residence: Crookston, MN
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Statement from the candidate:
Lonn is comitted to being a strong voice for the people of Northwestern Minnesota. Lonn feels strongly that the needs and concerns of rural Minnesota deserve the same consideration as the metro area when it comes to funding for our roads, education and economic growth. He is willing to stand up and speak out for the needs of the people of Northwestern Minnesota.

Lonn Kiel is a lifetime resident of rural Crookston, where he farms with his wife, Debra. He is an active member of his community. He has a long record of service in the township, county and community. Achievements include: Hammond Township Board Supervisor, Crookston Fuel Board Riverview Hospital Foundation Board, Crookston Chamber of Commerce Board, Crookston Jaycees, Crookston Rotary Our Savior’s Lutheran Day School Start-up Committee, School Board Treasurer, Secretary and Chairman West Polk County Farm Bureau Secretary, Vice President and President, Farm Bureau State Resolution Committee, American Crystal Sugar Co Board of Directors, Red River Valley Sugarbeets Growers' Association and Our Savior's Lutheran Church Treasurer, Trustee, Chairman, Sunday School Superintendent, Choir Member and Adult Bible Class Leader

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?