Issues

Issues

Thank you for visiting this page to see my stance on key issues facing Minnesotans! This page will continue to develop throughout the year. If there’s ever an issue you want to know more about, please reach out to me!

Excellence in Education, Empowering Parents

As a member of the Senate Education Committee, and a mother with children who will enter our schools, I am passionate about ensuring that the next generation of Minnesotans have access to quality education, focused on improved literacy and proficiency in mathematics. My legislative record demonstrates this passion, and I am committed to continuing to work hard for our students.

Part of ensuring an excellent education is helping impeccable teachers to thrive. I introduced legislation in my first year to bring high-quality teachers into our schools from all backgrounds, while eliminating the outdated “last in, first out” policy that expels good teachers from our schools simply based on seniority.

I also believe it is incredibly important that our parents are involved in their children’s education, and have complete transparency in the curriculum the students are being taught. Parents must be an integral part of deciding the curriculum and values being taught in our schools.

Protecting our Community

As the daughter of a law enforcement officer, I grew up watching my father run towards the situations everyone else was running from. I have a deep respect and admiration for our law enforcement officers, and have been a strong ally of theirs in the Senate.

I am committed to making Minnesota a safe place for our families, and have successfully passed legislation that makes Minnesota safer.

This session, I am pushing a bill to add penalties for fleeing peace officers, and am backing legislation to bring more people into the law enforcement profession.

I will continue to be tough on crime and supportive of our law enforcement officers.

Respecting Your Family Budget

I know what it’s like to sit down at the kitchen table, and in the face of record inflation and increasing shortages, try to figure out how to make your family budget work each and every time the government decides to open up your wallet and take more money out of your bank account.

I am committed to putting more of your hard-earned dollars back into your pocket, which is why I am co-authoring legislation this year to permanently repeal the social security income tax, make overtime pay tax free, and cut the income tax rate for Minnesotans across the board.

At the end of the day, it’s about serving my community.

I am so honored to be living in Carver County and representing this community, and when I lay my head down at night, I pray to be a better public servant in the morning. If you have ideas for how I can best serve this amazing community, please don’t hesitate to reach out.