Thank you to Tom Bullington and Hastings Community TV for asking me to spend time with you on Everybody Loves Politics.
Here’s a video that the House communications department shot on our first day of training.
Here is a post election interview I did last Friday with Tom Wright and Hastings Community TV. We talked about how election night went down and a couple keys to the success of the campaign.
The transition is going good. I’ve had orientation meetings and other meetings that will continue up until we are sworn in in January.
Thank you everyone and I can’t wait to get to work representing all of district 54B. I’m really looking forward to it. If you want to reach out to me, you can always email me at Tony@TonyJurgens.com.
Link to interview –> https://youtu.be/4g_0OWl7PWg
Here is a video of last night’s Candidate Forum sponsored by Hastings Community TV and the Hastings Chamber of Commerce.
Here are the questions that were asked at the forum:
Opening statement–please introduce yourself and provide any information you wish regarding your background and experience.
Why are you running, and tell us, what leadership qualities do you feel you have that would benefit our district if elected?
The budget. When looking at the state budget, what items do you feel should receive less funding, if any? And on the flip side, what items do you feel should receive more funding, if any?
Addressing health care costs. There’s been a rising concern for the rising cost of healthcare, for both individuals and businesses. How do you propose the state legislature should address this concern for Minnesotans and Minnesota businesses?
Public education. What is your assessment of the state of public education in Minnesota? What actions by the legislature, if any, do you feel would improve it?
If elected, what is your top item of legislation you plan to focus on and why?
You will now be able to ask a question to each other.
Closing statement. This is your final opportunity tonight to address the voters. In your response please tell them why they should vote for you and provide any other information you wish.
Last night I participated in a candidate forum in Cottage Grove put on by the South Washington County Telecommunications Commission. Also participating in the forum were other District 54 candidates Dan Schoen, Keith Franke, Jen Peterson, and Don Slaten.
Here are the questions which we were asked to address:
- What do you believe are the two greatest challenges the state will need to address over the next ten years?
- What qualifications would you bring to office if elected to meet those challenges?
- I’m uninsurable, what will you do to the health care system to insure that I will keep affordable insurance?
- Do you support a user tax on gasoline to fund transportation? Why or Why not?
- What would you have done differently in the past legislative session to have avoided it’s failures to pass the bonding bill and work for the best interest of Minnesota?
- What would you do to bring transparency to the funding of interest groups which try and influence elections and legislators?
- The Foster Care System and Child Protection is in crisis. How will you give a voice to our most vulnerable and help protect our children?
- The amount as a percent of a budget the state pays to fund higher education is lower than decades ago making college more unaffordable, will you work to increase state funding?