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Campaign 2004

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Timothy Sycks
Party: GOP
Residence: Detroit Lakes, MN
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Statement from the candidate:
My goal is to make Minnesota a pro-business state, to bring private sector jobs to rural Minnesota, to shrink the size of state government enabling taxpayers to keep more of their own money, to defend the Second Amendment, to defend the unborn, and to defend marriage as between one man and one woman.

I have been married to my wife, Elaine, for 11 years. We have three children (Katie, 8, Sid, 6, and Micah, 2). I have been an independent insurance agent for 7 years and am a Prelaw graduate of Pensacola Christian College. I have been active in several political, civic, and church organizations.

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?