Traditional Marriage

Traditional marriage of a man and woman is the bedrock of any society throughout all of history. In fact, it is as old as the Garden of Eden when God created Adam and Eve and blessed their union as husband and wife. Some claim that marriage was “invented” by government and therefore government has the … Read more


Since America is a land of freedom and opportunity, it is understandable that many people would seek the advantages of immigrating to this country. Early in the history of the United States, laws and procedures were written to ensure that the flow of immigration did not overwhelm the ability of our country to assimilate them. … Read more

Jeff’s Position on Agriculture

Agriculture is the backbone of House District 12A. Agriculture in this district ranges from producing pork, milk, and beef, to sugar and ethanol. When all employees from the farms; implement dealers, and input suppliers and processors are counted, agriculture is one of the largest employers. All of these businesses and employees depend on a healthy … Read more

English as the official language

My position is that English needs to be the official language of the United States. There has been a lot of discussion concerning whether or not English should by law be made the official language of the United States. It would solve a lot of problems where so many labels have to be made in … Read more

Voter ID

The right to vote is one of the foundational stones for our country and state. It allows the citizens to decide who will represent them at the legislative and administrative levels of government. This voting process starts at the local levels and extends all the way up to the national level. Yet, the right to … Read more

Education in Rural Minnesota

The stability of a republican form of government depending mainly upon the intelligence of the people, it is the duty of the legislature to establish a general and uniform system of public schools. The legislature shall make such provisions by taxation or otherwise as will secure a thorough and efficient system of public schools throughout … Read more

Common Questions

Why are you seeking this office? I am running for State Representative to faithfully and diligently represent the common- sense values held by the families, farmers and small business owners of Big Stone, Douglas, Grant, Pope, Stevens, Traverse and Wilkin counties. My experience as a small business operator with 14 employees provides me with the … Read more

Government Spending, Budgeting and Prioritizing

All levels of government have some sort of spending authority and are required to produce an annual or, in the case of the state legislature, a biennial budget. One of the most important issues is how government manages the money that was raised by taxing large and small businesses and individuals. Some economists paint a … Read more

Abortion, Euthanasia and the Sanctity of Life

The issue of abortion has been strongly debated in the United States since the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case in which the court ruled a woman’s right to privacy permitted her to have an abortion. Since that time, opposing sides have used the terms “pro-life” or “pro-choice,” or “against abortion rights” or “for … Read more

Flood mitigation

One function of limited government is to provide for its citizens services and infrastructure they as individuals cannot provide for themselves. National defense, building of roads, Post Offices, law enforcement, building of dams and flood mitigation are other examples of the proper role of government. There is a very real problem with flooding along the … Read more