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Campaign 2004

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Nora Slawik
Nora Slawik
Party: DFL
Residence: Maplewood, MN
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Statement from the candidate:
It has been a tremendous honor to represent the citizens of Oakdale and Maplewood in the Minnesota House of Representatives. My experience as a member of the legislature and serving as an Assistant Minority Leader has allowed me to fight on behalf of all Minnesotans for a world class education for our kids, for a safe and secure state, for affordable and accessible health care and for a clean environment. While the state has faced some difficult challenges in the last few years, my votes and actions remain positive. I continue to focus on the long-term needs of Minnesota and remain steadfast in keeping the interests and concerns of Minnesotans ahead of partisan politics.

I am serving my third term in the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing Oakdale and southern Maplewood. My committee assignments include E-12 Education Policy and Finance Committees, and Transportation Policy. In addition I serve as an Assistant Minority Leader and Co-Chair of the Early Childhood Caucus. Boards that I am a member of include Human Services Inc., the Minnesota Children’s Museum, and the Minnesota chapter of the National Association for the Education of Young Children and Co-Action Academic Resources. My husband Brien and I have two children who attend the public schools of Carver Elementary and Maplewood Middle School.

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?