When I first ran for the Minnesota House of Representatives more than ten years ago, I was inspired by the many people in our area who care deeply about our communities. There is a common-sense understanding that good jobs, first-rate public schools, public safety, civil rights, sound environment, and efficient infrastructure are the foundations of strong communities. We care about each other. We want to see each other succeed.
While we made some positive steps to move Minnesota in the right direction, significant work remains to be done in order to keep us on track for economic growth and opportunity for all Minnesotans. Achieving this will require open, bipartisan collaboration and I look forward to continuing to work hard for you in St. Paul to get the job done.
I am proud to serve you in the Minnesota House, and I hope you will contact me with your ideas, concerns, or observations. I know that I need your input if I am going to succeed in giving our communities the representation they need and deserve.