There are many components to a vibrant economy in Minnesota. Despite recent challenges due to COVID-19, we still have a long ways to go in order to ensure that each Minnesotan has the economic and racial equality that they deserve.  Our economic climate is strong and right now we are ranked very high amongst the places to do business in the United States. We have a well-educated workforce, a generally healthy population, strong union presence, and we are afforded a high quality of life. In order to build upon the successes of previous Legislatures, I will work very hard on these issue areas:
  • Supporting our farming neighbors as they transition into 21st century technology & emerging markets

  • Developing new agricultural products out of potential cash crops such as industrial hemp, perennial kernza, and cover crops

  • Working with the University of Minnesota and other stakeholders to develop farming practices resilient to climate change 

  • Promoting safer working conditions for farmers, their family members, and their employees 

Family Care & Economic Wellbeing
  • Passage of the Paid Medical Leave Act and Sick & Safe Time legislation

  • Supporting Minnesota Initiative Foundations as they help prepare and train the next generation of childcare providers

  • Support communities by offering matching capital grants for counties and communities to develop new childcare slots 

Fair Taxation
  • Workforce housing tax credit focused on economic development and middle-income worker housing needs

  • Buffer tax credit and tax exemption for each acre of land dedicated to buffer strips 

  • Section 179 tax conformity to the federal Tax Cuts & Jobs Act

  • Full repeal of the Reagan era Tax on Social Security 

Strong Labor Force & Unions
  • I strongly support the right for employees to collectively bargain with their employer and do not support “right to work” laws which destroy union rights

  •  It's time that men and women get paid equally for the same job!

  • Minnesota now has the strongest wage theft laws in America.  


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Saint Peter, MN 56082

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