For Senate District 47
Delagates and Alternates,
Those of you that know me personally know I’m a forthright conservative republican. Those of you that know me by reputation may recall my last race for commissioner where I brought double standards and inconsistencies to light that were characterized by several office holders as trouble making. You have to ask yourself, are things going so well with our representation at each level of government they are beyond question or criticism. As a citizen it is our duty to question government when it appears we are working for government instead of the government working for us.
We will be bringing forth and illuminating facts about the tenure of Senator Ortman and how her actions do not measure up to the campaign rhetoric.
I’ve come to the determination the Senator is more focused on her maintaining her office than truly representing the most Conservative County in the State of Minnesota. As conservatives we believe in citizen legislators. Senator Ortman has proven herself to be a career politician whose positions often seem to have more to do with her political future than the will of her constituents.
Her changing positions on revenue, tax policy and social issues, have caused her to couch her responses to the people she professes to represent. Is this what you expect from your representative? Are you being well served?
Many of you will ask why I am trying to unseat an incumbent republican, Arlen Spector was an incumbent republican. It’s up to you where you want to set the bar. I WILL push for a conservative agenda. I WILL put forward bills that will reduce the size and scope of government. We are at a point in time where limiting government isn’t enough. We need to be cutting government. I WILL adhere to the principles of the party platform and I WILL be effective because I understand how important this is and as my record shows I will put in the time and hard work to get done what needs to be done. My voting record will not be compromised because of pressure from leadership asking me to take positions contrary to what we as conservatives believe because I’m in a “safe” district. I’m in a strong republican district. The agenda I will push will reflect that fact.
Over the course of this campaign I will be putting forth my positions on the issues of the day and answering any questions you may have. This is not to imply I have all the answers. My pledge to you is; I will listen to your concerns, do the research and give you a concise and informed answer.
As with any job, there will be a learning curve, but rest assured there won’t be a compromise of our conservative principles.
My friend Kevin Masrud announced his candidacy last month. I like and respect Kevin but I feel I am a stronger candidate from my focus as a government watchdog, my extensive campaign experience and my ties to a larger portion of Carver County. I know many of you through my business, community activities, republican activism and grass roots involvement. I wish Kevin well, but believe this is too important to not give the delegates a choice of someone they know and have worked with.
You can believe when I stand before you for your endorsement or for any other reason in the future, I won’t have to parse words or be careful how I explain my positions or actions to you. I am not a lawyer, I have not been trained to make either side of an argument. I’m a business man who believes in dealing with people fairly and honestly. This is what I believe we want in our friends, family and YES Government. This is what I bring to the table and I ask for your support.
Use your Facebook login and see what your friends are reading and sharing.
Now bringing you back...