We need to get our economy moving again and keep us safe from COVID. We can and need to do both simultaneously. We can create new jobs right here by investing in roads, bridges, and infrastructure projects. Our schools and local small businesses have been turned upside down due to COVID. We need to help them recalibrate and rebuild. On top of this, due to unemployment, many families have lost access to affordable health care. They need affordable health care options.
2021 State Budget Priorities
- Help Small Business Recalibrate
- Keep Us Working and Safe
- Provide Our Schools the Tools to Succeed
- Keep Our Kids Safe and On Track
- Work for Affordable Health Care Options
Teachers and schools need resources to move education forward no matter what it looks like. Whether it is distance learning, in-classroom learning, or a hybrid of both. We need to be able to roll safely with all scenarios. Small business owners could benefit from economic development incentives, grants, or access to low-interest capital to retrofit, recalibrate, and rebuild their operations.
The government can announce “back to school” or “back to work,” but the reality is parents will not send their kids and customers will not patronize a business unless they feel safe. We need our economy to rebound, but to get there we must work together and think outside the box.
We can rebuild our economy and educate our kids by focusing on where we need to go, working together, and following commonsense and flexible guidelines. Wearing face covers and social distancing in public can help keep our families, children, and co-workers safe. I believe in calling balls and strikes, it doesn’t matter to me if the pitcher of a good idea is wearing a Republican or Democrat jersey. If it is good for Elk River, Big Lake, and Otsego, I’m going to take a swing at it.
I ask for your vote and support to be your new Minnesota State Representative for District 30A.