Marriage and Family

What is a family and how should it be protected? These are two major questions on the political field today. Some define a family as either two men, two women, a man and a woman, or even several mixed genders. It is argued that “family” should have a flexible definition so that it is more … Read more

Jeff supports the Second Amendment

“A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”

The Second Amendment of the Constitution is as valid as the First Amendment’s right of free speech and religion. Therefore, the Second Amendment should be supported as much as the First Amendment.

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Jeff’s take on jobs creation

So often the phrase “create jobs” is bantered around—especially in an election year. It sounds like politicians or the government can create jobs in the same fashion as in “Let there be light”. In reality, public jobs are not “created”; money is simply reallocated from the private sector to the public sector. If public jobs were considered true employment, all jobs should be government jobs and full employment could speedily be accomplished.

The truth is that productive private jobs cannot simply be created. Rather, a business climate must be fostered so that someone(s) will take a risk to start a business, thus potentially employing people and starting a real payroll. Small businesses provide most of the jobs in the state of Minnesota, and in all of the United States, for that manner. All states hope for large businesses to come and build a new plant and employ thousands of people, but it usually remains just a hope. Therefore, Minnesota must plan for a business climate that both encourages and rewards risk-taking entrepreneurs.

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Jeff’s perspective

When addressing current issues, here are a few things we would like to point out:

  • Jeff is a small business owner who has a successful track record of creating jobs, the greatest need we have in rural Minnesota. He knows how to balance a budget and pay the bills on time. He’ll bring his small business, job creation common sense to state government.
  • Jeff is a new, fresh face with new ideas. He’s not one of the “good old boys” who have put Minnesota in the mess we’re in now.
  • Jeff has the energy, the enthusiasm, the stamina to get the job done well. He’ll provide service WITH A SMILE!
  • Jeff is a mayor, a past president of the Lions Club, a volunteer EMT and an active member of our community.
  • There is a history of bipartisan cooperation in funding flood control projects. Both Republicans and Democrats have supported flood control projects. That’s a given. Jeff brings the “on-the-ground” experience of actually working through the issues that need to be addressed to get the flood control projects completed.
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