Minnesota is ranked as one of the least tax-friendly states in the nation.  As a 14-year business owner with 20 employees, I understand at great length how this affects our business climate and takes away from being able to hire more people.  I care deeply about our community.  Job creation brings opportunity and the ability for people to take care of their families.


Minnesota is one of the very few states that tax Social Security income.  We should not be taxing the elderly who live on a fixed income.  Many flee to other states to escape the high cost of living, hurting families - particularly grandparents and their grandchildren.


I pledge to never raise your taxes and will fight to cut and eliminate taxes on Minnesotan families.