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Family Farm Advocate
Past School Board Member
Prior Minnesota State Senator
Winning in 2018 means choosing a candidate who can sit down and have conversations with people across the political spectrum today. Whether it's about agriculture, about business, about struggling to pay bills, or about the struggle for educational opportunities, I've lived those issues and I'm already having those conversations across our district.
I raised my family, served on the school board, advocated for farm families, started a business, and served as State Senator in the Minnesota Legislature right here alongside you - right here in our district.
Our paths in life don't always go the way we think. But as long as our choices serve our values and it moves us forward, it's a path worth considering. I refuse to give up. I’m ready to go to work for you and I hope you join me in this fight to keep this seat.
I would be honored to be chosen as one of us to go to Washington to work on issues and solutions for all of us.
In Congress, I would be interested in serving on the following committees:
Agriculture: The 2018 Farm Bill is in the process of being drafted. Strong Minnesota farms mean strong rural communities. I'm a longtime farm family advocate who will fight for a quality bill. Read more HERE.
Transportation: Our infrastructure needs work. I'm committed to finding new solutions for current and future challenges. Read more HERE.
Commerce/Energy: Building an economy that will continue to grow in the years ahead means preparing for the future. On every aspect of commerce from energy storage to public-private partnerships, we must keep Southern Minnesota on the cutting edge in the global marketplace by continuing to seek new ideas and better solutions. Read more HERE.
Science and Technology: Farmers rely on it. Businesses rely on it. Students rely on it. We must treat science as what it is...the search for truth. Research, analysis, and innovation are critical for our economic and security interests. Read more HERE.