Current employment: Registered nurse, retired
Public office experience: Minnesota House of Representatives 2010
Party affiliation: Republican
What makes you the most qualified candidate for the post you’re seeking?:
I believe it is not the government’s responsibility to create jobs but to encourage private industry to thrive, not stifled by excessive taxes and regulations. I supported job creation through angel investment credits, phasing out statewide commercial/industrial property tax and allowing capital equipment sales tax exemption for small businesses.
I voted for the largest K-12 budget in the state’s history and supported education reforms.
I have the medical background to help create health care improvements. I strongly support welfare reform to reduce abuses.
I believe growing government and overspending hurts our future.
Pro-life and pro-second amendment gun rights.
Occupation: Full-time state representative
Elected experience: County commissioner, State Representative elected 2006, 2008 and 2010 in the former District 3A representing Itasca, Lake of the Woods and Koochiching counties
Party: Democratic Farmer Labor Party
Why?:I am from northern Minnesota and I am for northern Minnesota. The people and interests of northern Minnesota guide my decision making more than any political party or interest group. I was born here and I understand the importance of schools, forestry, tourism, hospitality and expanding our economy, along with our incredible opportunities for outdoor recreation. It is a lifestyle worth honoring and protecting.
I am qualified to be state representative because I get things done in St. Paul and am accessible to the people at home. Lastly, I work each day to find solutions that benefit the people.