It has been a great honor to serve our community in the Minnesota House of Representatives. Thank you for placing your trust in me.
My first legislative cycle as Eagan's state representative ended with significant progress for our community and state. Voters in the district asked us to balance the budget honestly. You called for investments in education and jobs. I also heard that you wanted to see us work together across party lines for the good of Minnesota. This time, your voice was heard.
We entered the session facing a $627 million deficit - our eighth in the last ten years - that was a direct result of fiscal mismanagement and a reliance on shifts and gimmicks. I listened to our community and helped pass a balanced budget that invests in Minnesota priorities like education and economic development. By focusing on the priorities of Minnesotans, we made significant progress for our state including:
From the beginning, I said I wanted to be your voice at the Capitol and I heard from you on a number of issues. Constituents from both sides of the aisle expressed concerns about some provisions of the Omnibus Tax Bill. Hearing your concerns, I voted against the tax bill. I also argued for more government efficiencies and common ground on the final bill. In 2014, I led the charge to repeal the business-to-business taxes, and the House passed a tax package that cuts these taxes and reduces taxes for middle class families.
We made great strides for the people of Minnesota in the last biennium, but there is more work to do. That's why I am asking for your support to send me back to St. Paul to continue to be a leader for the people of Eagan. I am committed to making progress for Minnesota families by:
As your state representative, I want to hear from you. Please feel free to contact me with your ideas, feedback, or suggestions.
Again, thank you for the honor of serving you in the Minnesota House of Representatives.