Issues

Real Change, Real Solutions

Education

  • Minneapolis graduation rates fell to 66% in 2017, and the gaps are even larger for people of color.
  • If you’re Hispanic, African-American, Asian-American, or Native American your chance of graduating high school are worse than almost any other state, our children are suffering due to our lack of ability to make positive change. (National center for education statistics)
  • No other state spends as much of it’s education money on non-classroom student support than we do in Minnesota. Where are we spending it? We need to make sure the money is going to impact our kids in the classroom not growing administrative budgets. (US Census annual survey of school finances)
  • We need to make sure teachers have the resources in the classroom to teach, and students resources to learn. We need to reward great teachers and hold schools accountable for bad results. We need to allow families to make the choice and have the ability to send their kids to the school that is best for their children and gets results not be strapped to an underperforming school.

Economy & The Trump Tax Cut

  • Trump’s tax plan worked! It may be only “crumbs” to rich out-of-touch Democrats like Nancy Pelosi, but it’s real money in the bank to hard working Americans.
  • Americans’ 401Ks are going up, we have more take home pay, consumer confidence is up (May was up), I say things are going well. And if we elect Democrats they plan to reverse all of that and raise our taxes!
  • When you put more money in people’s paychecks and allow our businesses to invest more in their business instead of paying higher taxes, everyone wins. When we give people choices, they do what’s best for them.

Healthcare

  • The Affordable Care Act has failed hardworking Minnesotans. This government takeover of health care has driven up costs, hurt small businesses and reduced the quality of care.
  • I will not repeal the Affordable Care Act until there is a proper replacement ready to protect those who are on Medicare and on Medicaid. I want to see pre existing conditions covered as part of any new plan.
  • I believe in a patient-centered, market-driven health care system that provides individuals and families with affordable, accessible coverage and care.
  • I support efforts towards funding for Alzheimer’s research. Putting the spotlight on this disease which effects so many families will help lower healthcare costs as we work to find a cure.
  • We must work to end the negative stigma associated with mental health. I currently work in the mental health field and want to see our patients treated fairly and receive the support they need.
  • I believe we need to develop better treatment options for opioid and other substance abuses. Let’s look for real solutions to help people.

Immigration

  • I support enforcing the laws on the books and the citizens of the US.
  • Immigration is an important part of the American history and our future; there are countless examples of the positive contributions from immigrants.
  • We must know who is coming to and who is in our country. We need a policy that works for the American people and our economy as well as for immigrants.
  • I support giving the experts what they need, making sure we have boots on the ground, up-to-date technology and the resources to enforce the laws. If a wall is needed or makes sense, I support it; if it doesn’t in some areas, then let’s not do it. I’m for what makes sense, what works and what the experts believe is necessary.

The Party of Choice

  • The time has come for us to address federal code regarding marijuana. Let’s allow states to legalize and decriminalize it.
  • I want to give people real choice, the choice that’s right for them not the one decided by a few elite individuals in St. Paul or DC.
  • The Republican Party wants to give people true choice: in education, in business, and in their personal lives.
  • The Democratic Party has hijacked the word “choice,” they want to control you, but let you think it’s your choice.

Israel

  • I support a robust American-Israeli alliance, as a strong and vibrant Israel is a strategic asset to the United States in the Middle East, and a loyal and valuable ally on the world stage. Accordingly, I would support the US-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act of 2018, which codified into law a $38 billion defense aid package for Israel over 10 years.
  • Israel is the only true democracy in the Middle East, and is under threat from terrorist organizations such as Hezbollah and Hamas, who are currently supported by Iran, the number one state sponsor of terrorism in the world.
  • I applaud President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the flawed Iranian nuclear deal.
  • I would support continued U.S. funding of the Iron Dome missile defense system, as well as the new David’s Sling missile defense operation.
  • I commend President Trump on his courageous decision to recognize Jerusalem as the eternal capital of the state of Israel, and to finally move the United States Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, as he promised he would do during his campaign.

Keith Ellison’s Run for Attorney General

  • What kind of congressman or AG for that matter sides with ANTIFA?
  • It’s good that Keith is leaving Congress, we don’t need another open borders advocate in DC.

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