Candidate for Governor — Tom Emmer
As a legislator, Tom Emmer voted against job-killing taxes and for reduced government spending. Emmer voted with the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce 91% of the time on votes scored by the Chamber. The DFL candidates for governor voted with job providers less than one-third of the time. Emmer also backs spending and education reforms supported by job providers. We need a governor who will work to improve our state’s economy by controlling government spending and creating a better climate to grow jobs.
State Senate Candidates
Senator Terri Bonoff (DFL-Minnetonka)
Senator Bonoff was chief author of Senate File 2757, a key piece of education reform that would have allowed Minnesota to offer alternative programs like Teach For America and allow mid-career professionals a pathway into the teaching profession for school districts and students struggling to close the achievement gap.
Rep. Doug Magnus (R-Slayton)
Rep. Magnus is seeking the Senate seat being vacated by retiring Senator Jim Vickerman. Rep. Magnus has served as the ranking member on the House Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Finance Division and has been a strong voice for spending reform.
Senator Jim Metzen (DFL-South St. Paul)
As chair of the Senate Business, Industry and Jobs Committee, Senator Metzen regularly seeks the input of the business community on issues that would impact job providers. Senator Metzen also serves as President of the Minnesota Senate.
State House Candidates
Rep. Gene Pelowski (DFL-Winona)
Rep. Pelowski broke ranks with his party and voted against a $1 billion tax increase in 2009 and against a veto override attempt on the same bill. That year he had the highest ranking on the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce scorecard of any DFL House member.
Doug Wardlow (R-Eagan)
Doug Wardlow is an attorney with the Minneapolis firm Parker Rosen. He was valedictorian of his Eagan High School class and received a B.A. and J.D. from Georgetown University. His campaign has focused on improving Minnesota’s job climate.
Rep. Kurt Zellers (R-Maple Grove)
Rep. Zellers has been a consistent supporter of job providers. He received a 100 on the Minnesota Chamber scorecard in 2010 and a 92 in 2009. He has also been an outspoken supporter of key education reforms like alternative licensure.