As your state legislator, I will always fight for transparency and accountability in government operations. Minnesota has a strong history and reputation for good governance; maintaining this needs constant attention and legislative action. Transparency and clear procedures for accountability ensure public confidence in government, and ensure that there is equitable access to all facets of government. State government belongs to the people of the state of Minnesota, and only by maintaining transparency and accountability can we ensure that our government continues to work for the people and public good of our state.
I am so proud of our state, and of the work of DFL legislators and our DFL governor in responding as quickly and urgently as we have to this crisis. We still have work ahead of us, and we must ensure that those most vulnerable in our state are protected. As your state legislator I will continue our focus on aggressive public health measures to protect public health, informed by science and public health data, and prioritizing the needs of Minnesotans to stay safe and to maintain economic security.
We are all both consumers and called to be stewards of our natural environment. Because of the urgent necessity to safeguard the environment we have, and to reverse the decades of global pollution and misuse that have contributed to our climate crisis and environmental degradation, we must work together on solutions. As your state legislator, I want to work for environmental solutions for our state, and for the benefit of the residents of this district.
Safeguarding and Strengthening Education
I am committed to maintaining the strength of the public education system in Minnesota, and in District 41B in particular. I appreciate the work that our current House Representative Mary Kunesh-Podein has done as our representative in supporting education policy (she is currently Vice Chair of the House Education Policy Committee) and I am committed, if elected as your representative, to continuing this work.
The coronavirus emergency brings home the vital need for a health care safety net for all Minnesotans -- we all need accessible and affordable health care. We have made progress towards expanding accessibility and affordability and need to make more progress for the health and economic well-being of our state.