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Greg Prest

Greg Prest
District: 45B
Party: Republican
Residence: Golden Valley, MN
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Statement from the candidate:
Too many longtime legislators on both sides of the aisle that have forgotten that it is not about party control, but rather about serving the people of their district.

Education: Of vital importance to Minnesota’s future. We need accountability, but also new innovation ideas.

Healthcare: We need creative ways to open up the healthcare industry and bring prices down.

Transportation: We need a comprehensive plan that will take us through the next 50 years. Taxation: We need sensible increases in expenditures to upgrade Minnesota’s infrastructure.

It’s time for a change.

Married, 3 Children; Crown Marking - CEO & owner; University of Minnesota – B.S. Accounting 1985; Lived in Golden Valley, 24 years; Firefighter, Golden Valley Fire Department; President, Golden Valley Fire Relief Association; Sons of the American Legion; Alternative Elementary Education Task Force - District 281

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?