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Campaign 2004

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Dennis Ozment
Dennis Ozment
District: 37B
Party: GOP
Residence: Rosemount, MN
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Statement from the candidate:
As chair of the Environment and Natural Resources Finance Committee I work hard to bring balance to the many controversial issues and economic impacts as we protect Minnesota's environmental future. I am running for re-election because I know I am making a positive difference. I love the challenges, the issues, the hard work, and being able to represent and help my constituents.

Age: 59
Family: Married 38 years to Gayle, 2 adult children, 4 grandchildren
Education: Rosemount High School, Metropolitan Community College, U of M Occupation: Retired Fire Captain, Minneapolis Fire Department (27 years) Years lived in city and district: Live in the same Rosemount home where I and my children were raised.
First Elected: 1984

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?