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Experienced, Honest & Successful

The drive to make things better is my biggest motivation.  I am ready to fight for Rural Minnesota and continue to approve this beautiful area.

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What I Will Fight For

Rural Health Care

Veterans

Tourism and Recreation

Economic Development

Connectivity

Environment

Rural Health Care

Ensuring that folks living in rural areas have easy access to top-notch healthcare is incredibly important. I am fully committed to making sure our medical facilities cater to the residents they serve, improving how people can reach their medical appointments, supporting the local clinics around us, and bringing in highly skilled healthcare professionals to work in our communities so that everyone can receive the care they need right in their own neighborhoods.

It’s not just about the basic healthcare services, our farmers, loggers, miners, and other essential workers in rural settings also need to have access to specialized medical treatments like obstetrics for delivering babies, dialysis for kidney care, and other advanced medical care tailored to their specific needs. Families tend to settle down and thrive in places where there are reliable healthcare options available nearby.

As we see a trend of centralizing healthcare services to specific locations, we risk losing the opportunity for families to grow and prosper within our communities. By spreading out healthcare resources more evenly, we can ensure that families can stay rooted in their hometowns, fostering community growth and well-being for all residents.

Veterans

Having served in the Army as a Satellite Communications Technician, I deeply grasp the challenges faced by our nation’s heroes. If elected to the House of Representatives, I will actively seek a position on the Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy committee to advocate for my fellow comrades. Our veterans have made tremendous sacrifices for our nation, and it is only fair that we acknowledge and honor their dedication. My focus will be on championing improved healthcare, job prospects, and robust support networks that not only show respect for our heroes but also ensure they receive the appreciation and assistance they rightfully merit.

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The commitment and sacrifices of our veterans deserve unwavering support and recognition. By prioritizing a seat on the Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy committee, I believe we can establish comprehensive support systems tailored to meet the unique needs of our veterans. Through these efforts, we can demonstrate our gratitude and provide the care and attention our heroes deserve.

I firmly believe that advocating for the welfare of our veterans is a duty we owe to those who have defended our freedoms. By actively engaging in policies and initiatives that uphold the well-being of our military community, we can ensure that our heroes receive the respect, care, and recognition they have earned through their dedicated service to our country. It is essential to stand by our veterans, supporting them in every possible way as they transition back to civilian life and continue to be valued members of society.

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Tourism & Recreation

Elevating local tourism and recreational activities goes beyond just improving our daily lives. It plays a crucial role in boosting our economy too. My commitment is to showcase the beauty of our natural landscapes, bolster small businesses, and enhance recreational amenities to position District 3A as an irresistible spot for visitors. Rural communities helped fund US Bank Stadium through E-Tabs, now that the stadium’s debt is settled, I advocate for a similar funding approach to support recreational initiatives in rural Minnesota. Reinvesting in our rural areas is not only essential for their present growth but also pivotal for securing a prosperous future for our communities.


By focusing on promoting local tourism and investing in recreational infrastructure, we have the opportunity to create an environment that benefits both residents and visitors alike. Just as the metro center received a major stadium project, it’s time to channel resources into rural areas to develop recreational facilities that will attract tourists and boost economic activity from Grand Marais to Bigfork. This strategic investment approach can revitalize our communities, drive job growth, and foster a sense of pride among locals as they witness the transformation of their surroundings.

The impact of enhancing tourism and recreational opportunities extends far beyond immediate enjoyment; it sets the stage for long-term sustainability and prosperity. Investing in the recreational well-being of our rural communities not only strengthens their economic foundation but also preserves the unique charm and allure that make these areas special.

Economic Development

At the core of my campaign is a vision for an economic landscape that nurtures the growth of businesses and empowers entrepreneurs like myself to pave the way for sustainable job opportunities that will drive our district towards a bright future. It’s crucial to support the industries that have long been the foundation of our community’s strength – Timber, Mining, and Tourism – while embracing innovative initiatives such as E-Recycling, expanding Broadband Access, and utilizing our cold climate for state-of-the-art data storage solutions.

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My mission centers on revitalizing key sectors that have shaped our region’s identity and economic success. By fostering the development of industries like Timber, Mining, and Tourism, we pay homage to our heritage while steering towards a future that integrates sustainability and technological progress. Through programs like E-Recycling and improved Broadband Access, we not only modernize our economy but also position ourselves as leaders in innovation and environmental responsibility. Leveraging our unique climate advantages for advanced data storage demonstrates our ability to adapt and seize opportunities for economic growth and technological advancement.

Furthermore, attracting new residents to our communities through diverse housing options is pivotal in enhancing community vitality. By creating welcoming residential environments, we invite individuals to join our vibrant community, enriching our cultural tapestry and demographic diversity. Alongside ensuring access to top-notch healthcare services, we lay the foundation for a community that thrives economically while prioritizing the well-being and quality of life of its residents. This holistic approach underscores our commitment to building an inclusive community where economic prosperity, innovation, residential variety, and healthcare excellence converge to foster growth and opportunity for all who reside within our district.

Connectivity

In today’s world, connectivity is a necessity, not a luxury. I am committed to expanding high-speed internet access to every corner of our district, ensuring that all residents and businesses can stay connected in our global economy.

Environment

Preserving our environment equates to safeguarding our future. I am committed to relentlessly advocating for responsible mining and logging practices that prioritize environmental health. I will strive to conserve our natural landscapes, implementing policies that guarantee clean air and water for all. This will not only protect our district’s environment but also ensure its sustainability for future generations.

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