In 2018, the residents of MN House District 31B will be electing a State Representative. You can read the candidates biographies below, or watch a forum hosted by the League of Women Voters. The candidates are:
About: I served in the US Army from 1980 – 1989. I am married with 4 children and 3 grandchildren. I served as a board member of the Upper Rum River Water Management Organization. I was self-employed from 1995 until being elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2016.
Important Issues: Many of today’s most important issues are only issues because of government intrusion into our daily lives. The high cost of education, healthcare, child daycare, taxes, etc. are all directly attributable to mandates and restrictions. If an ever-increasing government presence leads to higher costs, higher taxes, less freedom, and less individual choice; I believe we should try less government.
I believe that people will always make better choices about how to live their individual lives than any government ever will.
I am pro-Second Amendment and believe that our right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed upon.
I am pro-life.
Goals if Elected: Reduce the size and scope of government and restore Liberty to the people. This includes, but not limited to, scaling back the Met Council to sewer and water, which was its original function, eliminating the social security tax on our seniors, restoring local control of our educational system and expanding school choice. I am in favor of the people making decisions for themselves and not being dictated to by the government.
Endorsements: Republican Party of Minnesota HD31
About: I grew up on a small family farm. Active in 4-H, church, and in farmers union activities. My husband and I own and operate a small floorim=ng store in Ham Lake. In bussiness since 1958. We have five children and nine grandchildren. I also work with senior and disabled housing. I volunteer five days a week with senior dining, to help maintain good nutrion for our senior citizens.
I am a licienced LPN. I have seventeen years restuarant experience, with nine years in restuarant mangement. I have seven years experience in the building trades with three years in supervision of construction sites for homes. I have served sixteen years on City Council, participation in various committees. I served on many County and Regional boards and groups, mainly for health and safety, transportation issues and for economic enhancements for marketing the area. I served three years on the League Of Minnesota Cities Board. I presently serve on the board for the Ham Lake area chamber.
Important Issues: Education, all aspects of pre-k through college. I serve on advisory board for Cambridge and Coon Rapids colleges to have a word on classes offered to meet the needs of our businesses. I volunteer at Johnsville elementary to ensure needed assistance. Needed. Funding is a major concern of mine.
Healthcare, is a concern with costs and choices. We need to keep Minnesotans healthy` and qualified to work while experiencing quality of life. We need to support continued research to keep Minnesota a leader in healthcare.
We need to work for our businesses and watch the mandates that are costly. Many of our businesses struggle day to day and we need to support and assist in keeping them in bussiness. Ensuring a good business climate working on economic marketing importance for a flourishing business climate in Minnesota.
I do support the 2nd amendment, only with criminal background checks done on all.
Goals if Elected: Goals are to work on Minnesota healthcare needs. We need to provide all types of care. Dental, vision, hearing,mental health chemical dependency, prescription drugs,medical equipment and supplies, long-term care and homecare.
To support our education needs, this is for offered classes and student assistance as well as funding for our educcational systems. Opportunities such as what Anoka Ramsey did with Cambridge High School. Where the none used welding equipment at Cambridge is now used by the collerge to provide welding training. This is important due to a shortage of welders. we need to support ventures such as this to ensure a trained workforce for our businesses.
We need to address the safety of our children, makinng our schools safe. We do not need guns in our schoools. We need serious conversations on this issue.
- Senate District 31 DFL
- Minnesota Education
- Farmers Union Pac
- Minnesota Nurses Association