Education Finance (E-12)
Higher Education and Career Development Policy Finance
Legacy Finance: Water & Land Conservation, Arts & Culture Funding
Link to All Legislation Authored
Key Legislation Introduced/ Passed
Food Insecurity - Lead Author of Bonding Bill for Second Heartland Harvest food shelf warehouse that passed for $18 Million.
Higher Education - Lead author of Bonding Bill for U of M Asset Preservation that passed for $80 Million.
Mental Health - Lead Author of Bill to fund online program to help schools with early detection of early signs suicide thoughts. Bill Passed.
Education (E-12) - Lead Author of Bill to prioritize families via open enrollment that live in a city but outside their school district. Bill passed in it’s first session (after 20 years of previous attempts to resolve and pass before).
Taxes - Co-Author of Bill for middle class individuals, small businesses, and senior citizens (social security) tax relief that passed for $1.4 Billion.
Environment - Lead Author of Bill to decrease the amount of road salts that leach into our local lakes and rivers.
Energy Efficiency - Authored Bill to evaluate energy efficiency programs as it relates to the conservation improvement program for cost-effectiveness.
Public Health - Lead author of the “Tobacco 21” bill to reduce youth smoking addiction. Appeared on PBS show “Almanac” to promote efforts for smoking session. Bill passed the following session on a bipartisan basis.
Public Safety - Lead Author of Bill that restricted repeat offenders from harassing people in the central core of Minneapolis. Bill Passed.
Gun Violence Prevention - Co-Author of Back Ground Check Bill (only Republican) and leader on other efforts to find a bipartisan solutions to limiting gun violence.
Conservation MN, Clean Water Action, Housing First, MN Police & Peace Officers Assn., Conservative Clean Energy, MN Chamber of Commerce, National Federation of Independent Business
*Congressman Jim Ramstad, Mayor from most of the southwest metro area, and a bipartisan / regional group of State Representatives & Senators
*Carpenters Union, Operating Engineers Local 49 Union, Hennepin County Sheriff’s Deputies Assn., Hennepin County EMS, Edina Firefights Local 1275
*Hennepin County Commissioner campaign