When I entered the race for the Minnesota House of Representatives earlier this year, I wanted to restore representation to the people of Scott County, which is why I ran under the Independence Party banner.
I’ve served Scott County as a prosecutor for 23 years, the last 12 as county attorney. Ron Hocevar and I met in 1995 when he joined the Scott County Attorney’s Office; he was later promoted to criminal division head, which included management and supervisory responsibility.
From the day I was sworn in to Congress, I have been a strong voice for the men and women of Minnesota’s Second District with an established record of representing the views and values of Minnesotans while fighting to ensure a more efficient and effective government.
I attended the 35W Solutions Alliance candidate forum where they gave candidates the following scenario: How would you solve Minnesota’s $20 billion shortfall for roads and bridges -- an increase in vehicle registration tax, gas tax and/or sales tax?