Dear HD 49A Delegates/Alternates:During the last several weeks I have had the opportunity to get to know many of you either in person or over the phone. The meaningful insights and advice that I’ve taken away from somany of your conversations is a starting point, in what I hope will be an ongoing dialogue withyou in my candidacy to ensure that we have a conservative representing Edina in the StateLegislature.As many of you know, I’m not a party insider but rather someone who will bring a fresh outlook and creative ideas to the table. I’m not, nor do I ever have the intention of being, a career politician, I’ve never held an elected office. I’m a private sector guy who is running to bringsmall business logic to our State Capitol, plain and simple. My experience doesn’t come fromworking within our state bureaucracies, but rather from years of real world experience building asuccessful small business.A few might view these characteristics as a weakness of my candidacy, but I view them as someof my strongest attributes. Not only do they represent who I am as person, but they also serve assome of the fundamental reasons why I’m running and best positioned to champion the reformsthat result in a more limited government that we all believe in. No matter who receives the endorsement, which I have promised to abide by, this House seatwill surely be one of the top targeted races in the state. The reality is that the Republicancandidate will need to have a superior fundraising network to raise substantial sums of money tocomplete in the general election. I understand this and firmly believe that given my currentrelationships I’ve developed throughout my career, I can deliver the resources needed toimplement a potent campaign from top to bottom.We face a stark choice come November in our state. The differences couldn’t be clearer.Governor Dayton and the Democrats in St. Paul want the government to continue to erode awayour personal liberties through excessive regulation, spending and tax increases. ConservativeRepublicans, like myself, are focused on championing more economic freedom, providing youwith more responsibility in making the choices that best fit you and your family.