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Campaign 2004

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Jay Mastrud
Jay Mastrud
District: 58B
Party: GOP
Residence: Minneapolis, MN
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Statement from the candidate:
After many years of grassroots involvement and with the encouragement of family, friends and neighbors, I have decided that the time is right to bring common sense solutions to the problems plaguing our community by becoming the next House Representative from District 58B,” stated Mastrud. After forty years of failed policies and empty rhetoric, our district is long overdue for real reform that will attract new businesses, improve our public schools and clean up our neighborhoods & environment.

Born Chicago, Illinois 1969

U.S. Navy Active 1987-92 First Persian Gulfwar Veteran

Education: AA Work. Harold Washington College, Chicago Working on BA in Classical Civilization with a minor in the Humanities in the West. Expected completion date. 2004

Experience: VFW Post 246. Sr. Vice Commander, Jr. Vice Commander American Legion Post 406. 2nd Vice Commander Employment: Field Service Representative for rural bank hardware, document imaging and network installation and upgrades. MN. Air National Guard. 210th Engineering & Installation Squadron. MSP Air National Guard base.

Member MS. Public Radio

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?