Brieﬂy, describe your qualiﬁcations:
I have a passion to serve my community. I have served the democratic party for the last 12 years in the capacity of an organizer, appointed a democratic delegate to the state party, caucus democrat club president, volunteered, endorsed, elect, and advocate for democratic interests and goals. I currently continue to support, in my many roles, other DFL candidates in the 2022 election.
My lived experiences will make me a well-rounded legislator, one who listens to his community and Champions all.
What are your positions on 3-5 important issues? Explain:
An issue close to my heart, as a stay-at-home parent I understand the needs and struggles of young families trying to ﬁnd child care solutions for their children. Child care is essential to healthy and prosperous families.
With climate change, we need to ensure that the children of tomorrow have a sustainable and safe world to live in. We need to protect our water, soil, and air from pollutants that harm not just the environment but also the people who rely on them. We must fight for legacy funds to continue preserving the natural habitat of this region, expand trails and bike paths, and create parks to make our city livable. It is necessary for us to have a resiliency plan and mitigation solutions for extreme changes in our climate that will be
borne by our residents.
Our children in k-12 deserve a well-rounded education that will equip them for the rigor and competitiveness of post-secondary education in the global economy that awaits them. We must fully fund education and close the achievement gap.
Women's rights and gender equality:
I have raised 3 beautiful daughters and am married to a wonderful wife. Supporting women's rights and gender equality is a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable community.
Special needs and mental health:
I have a deaf and blind family member, I know of the cries for help. We need to invest in families caring for those with special needs. This includes medical assistance, supplemental programming, and mental health support for caretakers.
What else should we know about you?
I appreciate all the work you do as volunteers. I started as a grassroots organizer 15 years ago, my family and I have volunteered hundreds of hours, and my daughters started phone banking and precinct walking when they were just 10 years old. They are in college now. I just want to say thank you to all of you.