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My Record

Tax Relief for Hardworking Minnesotans

Minnesotans are overtaxed, and I support returning the state budget surplus to taxpayers. I authored the biggest tax cut ever, including eliminating the tax on Social Security.

Keeping Our Communities Safe

Public safety is a key role of government, and I will continue to back law enforcement and first responders. I am honored to be endorsed by the Minnesota Police & Peace Officers Association for my work on public safety.

Fighting for the 2nd Amendment

I’m proud to have earned the endorsement of the National Rifle Association (NRA) and Minnesota Gun Owners Caucus and will always vigorously defend your Second Amendment rights. I have a 100% pro-2nd Amendment voting record.

I co-authored “Stand Your Ground” legislation (HF 131) that allows the use of deadly force in defense of home or person without a duty to retreat. I will continue to work to pass the legislation.

Protecting Life

I am honored to have been endorsed by Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL) and have a 100% prolife voting record. As a legislator, I will always defend the rights of the unborn. I co-authored the bill banning taxpayer-funded abortions (HF 1934) and voted to advance a bill requiring abortion clinics to be licensed for the safety of mothers and babies (HJ 6829, 4/26/21). I will always defend and protect the sanctity of life.

Standing Up for Students and Parents in Education

Parents matter most when it comes to our kids’ education. I’m a longtime advocate for school choice and strongly support legislation and efforts to give parents more educational freedom to choose a school or educational setting of their choice for their children. I support legislation giving parents the right to access their children’s curriculum and support legislative efforts to stop Critical Race Theory (CRT) in our schools. CRT is a left-wing effort to rewrite American history in our schools and this effort must be stopped.

I opposed efforts by Gov. Walz and the Minnesota Department of Education that unnecessarily closed our schools during the pandemic. The decision to open and close schools must be left to local school boards, not bureaucrats in Saint Paul.

Ending Gov. Walz’s Emergency Powers

What happened to our communities during the pandemic, at the reckless direction of Governor Walz, must never happen again. As a legislator, I strongly opposed Governor Walz’s emergency powers and his damaging lockdown orders. During my first term in office, I voted every single time to end Governor Walz’s emergency powers. Here’s the official record of my votes:

  • HC 1, HJ 72, 1/11/21
  • HC 1, HJ 1008, 3/11/21
  • SC 5, HJ 1258, 3/18/21
  • HC 1, HJ 4017, 4/14/21
  • HC 1, HJ 7080, 5/14/21
  • HC 1, HJ 11, 6/15/21
  • HC 1, HJ 255, 1/28/21
  • HC 5, HJ 366, 2/8/21
  • HC 1, HJ 567, 2/22/21
  • HC 1, HJ 894, 2/8/21
  • HC 1, HJ 917, 3/9/21
  • HC 1, HJ 964, 3/10/21