Thanks Tom Wright and Mike Bremer at Hastings Community TV for taking time to meet with me today to talk about the election and the upcoming Minnesota legislative session.
By Rep. Tony Jurgens, 11/7/2018
Thank you to the voters in District 54B for having the confidence in me to send me back to the Minnesota House of Representatives for another term. It has been my pleasure to represent you for two years and look forward to continuing for the next two years.
From the mppoa.com website:
The MPPOA promotes and endorses political candidates who have demonstrated or are committed to platforms and issues that benefit the law enforcement community.
The MPPOA was founded in 1922 and its members include rank and file municipal police officers, county deputy sheriffs, and peace officers employed by the state of Minnesota. Today, the MPPOA is the largest association representing police officers in Minnesota.
From the website mccl.org:
The MCCL State PACs support candidates for office who will protect the right to life of all human beings.
A pro-life majority in the Minnesota House is necessary to pass any pro-life legislation. That majority is on the line in November.
Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL) is Minnesota’s oldest and largest pro-life organization. MCCL defends the equal dignity and right to life of every member of the human family—including unborn children, pregnant women, and persons who are elderly, sick, and disabled—and opposes the killing of innocent human beings through abortion, infanticide, euthanasia, assisted suicide, and embryo-destructive research.
From the website MNchamber.com:
Creating an environment where businesses can flourish must rank higher on our state’s priority list. It’s essential in giving us a competitive edge in growing our state’s economy and competing across the globe.
The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce is a broad-based organization representing 2,300 businesses throughout the state – That’s over half a million employees! Our member companies range in size, location and industry.
From the website fbmn.org:
Endorsement decisions are based upon candidate interviews and support for Farm Bureau policy. The PAC Committee is comprised of county Farm Bureau members from across the state.
The Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation is an advocate for agriculture, driven by the beliefs and policies of our members. Who are members of Farm Bureau in Minnesota? Farmers and those interested in agriculture who have an interest in the future of farmers, their families and the food they grow and raise in Minnesota. Individuals and their families become members of their county Farm Bureau organization, which together form Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation. Farm Bureau’s dynamic strength stems from our members at the grassroots level. People sharing ideas, seeing common wisdom, developing solid solutions…all in pursuit of improving the quality of life in a spirit of voluntary cooperation.
Today, with 78 county Farm Bureaus and nearly 30,000 member families, the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation continues to follow the ideals of its creators by promoting the beliefs and policies of its members.
From the NFIB.com website:
In both state and federal elections, NFIB supports candidates who stand up for small business.
Candidate endorsements are made by our political action committee. Endorsements are based exclusively on a candidate’s positions and record on small business issues, regardless of party affiliation.
NFIB is the voice of small business, advocating on behalf of America’s small and independent business owners, both in Washington, D.C., and in all 50 state capitals. NFIB is nonprofit, nonpartisan, and member-driven. Since our founding in 1943, NFIB has been exclusively dedicated to small and independent businesses, and remains so today.
From the website NorthCountryCarpenter.org:
Our Union supports elected officials who support workers — and opposes those who undermine what we stand for. How candidates vote on our issues is more important than what party they belong to. If recent years have shown us anything, it is that bipartisan support is the only way to get things done.
The North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters represents nearly 26,000 union members and their families from 36 local unions in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
As a union, we are dedicated to protecting and elevating the economic and social condition of all workers. We partner with contractors to provide our industry with the best trained, most productive and safest workforce available. The superior productivity and skills that our members bring to the job reward us with pay and benefits that allow us to provide a better life for ourselves, our families and our communities now and in the future.
Jason George, Business Manager for Local 49, noted, “Our union is pleased to stand behind these candidates. All of them are proven supporters of our pro-jobs, pro-worker legislative agenda. The bi-partisan composition of these endorsements reflects Local 49’s philosophy that our jobs aren’t a partisan issue. The good men and women of this union only want two things from their elected leaders. One, they want the opportunity to go work to help build and maintain the infrastructure of this great nation. Two, they expect policy makers to protect their right to collectively bargain for wages and benefits consistent with the skill and professionalism Operating Engineers bring to the job site each and every day.
About IUOE Local 49
Founded in 1927, Local 49 is the International Union of Operating Engineers. Local 49 represents Minnesota, South Dakota and North Dakota, and with nearly 14,000 heavy equipment operators, Local 49 is the state’s largest construction union. For more information visit www.local49.org.
We all know health care costs are too high. Tony has fought for and delivered reforms to lower costs, expand health care options, and restore Minnesota’s place as a nationwide leader and innovator in health care.
Tony pledged to fight for lower health care costs, and delivered. Tony helped put an end to double-digit premium increases by working to pass nationally-recognized reforms that lowered health care costs for Minnesotans on the individual health insurance market.
Families have more flexibility and see costs decrease when more choices are brought into the market. Tony passed into law reforms that increase health insurance options and strengthen network access across the state.
MORE TO COME
Next session, Tony’s work to lower health care costs will continue. Reducing taxes on health insurance plans and building on this session’s work to bring down costs and increase health care options are at the top of his priority list.
Re-elect State Representative Tony Jurgens on November 6!