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Campaign 2004

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Becki Smith
Becky Smith
Party: Green
Residence: Minneapolis, MN
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Statement from the candidate:
I am running to give people a progressive choice on the ballot. In order for democracy to work, people must be given a choice. I also would like to empower other young women to run for office and get involved with the decision making process.

2001-present Pet Yard Pick Up
2003 On the Steering committee for the 5th Congressional District Green Party (served as treasurer)
2003 co-campaign Manager for Elizabeth Dickinson City Council St. Paul Ward 2
2002 Worked for Ken Pentel (state wide grassroots organizer) and for MPIRG (Minnesota Public Intrest Research Group) 200-2002 Clean Water Action Alliance (grassroots organizer, field manager, Assistant canvass director) I have worked on many projects through CWAA and MPIRG. Some of the campaigns have been getting more renewable energy, stronger standards for coal fired power plants, no more storage at Prairre Island, and Mercury reduction inititives.

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?