After a long and hard-fought campaign, I am pleased to announce that we have won!
I want to thank everyone for their help and support. This was a large team effort. My family, our campaign team and the constituents of 43A made this a reality. I would also like to thank Stacy Stout for running a well run, positive, issues oriented campaign.
I am humbled to know that I have, again, earned your trust.
I look forward to working hard to represent all of district 43A’s constituents. Creating jobs and maintaining fiscal sustainability will only be possible if we continue to honor the Minnesota values that have driven this campaign - respect and cooperation.
I am honored to have served our local community for the last two years as your State Representative.
When I was sworn in our state was facing a deficit of $600 million, we owed our schools several billion dollars, and our budget was structurally imbalanced. Locally, our community faces declining ground water levels that have negatively impacted White Bear Lake.
We worked hard on our budget; we closed loop holes, created a more fair tax structure and paid back what we owed to our schools. In addition we made historic investments in education, froze college tuition and provided tax relief for homeowners, renters and businesses. I have also been leading efforts to address the water resources issues of White Bear Lake on many fronts. In the process of these accomplishments, I have been honored to receive a Legislator of Distinction Award, from the Minnesota League of Cities for Working Collaboratively on the water issues.
I want to thank you for giving me the honor of serving as your voice in the Minnesota House and I ask for your support as I engage in my re-election efforts. I look forward to having an opportunity to talk with you and expand on my positions and qualifications to represent you in the Minnesota House of Representatives.