Hi, I'm Ken Tschumper, candidate for State Representative in Minnesota's District 28B.
As your Representative I will focus on issues that are important to the Middle Class, to legislate for the broad public interest not the narrow special interest.
We need to repeal the huge, property tax increase that was passed last year. This is hurting homeowners, farmers, and local government.
We need to make our tax system fairer. High income Minnesotans are not paying their fair share. I support Governor Dayton's proposal to raise taxes on the highest income Minnesotans. This will allow us to put more money into our schools, lower the cost of college tuition, and reduce property taxes.
We need to balance the State budget honestly, not with accounting gimmicks and bad financial practices.
And finally I will do everything I possibly can to protect Medicare as it presently exists. I strongly oppose changing it into a private insurance plan that senior will not be able to afford.
When you vote in November remember Ken Tschumper is the candidate who will make government work for you.
Ken Tschumper is a life-long resident of La Crescent Township. He is a graduate of Winona State University and served on the La Crescent Town Board.
He served as State Representative for Houston and Fillmore counties in 2007-2008. He was a member of the Health and Human Services Committee and Local Government Committee. He helped pass the first increase in Transportation funding in twenty years, played a key role in passing the Freedom to Breathe Act which banned smoking in public places, and updated the Ground Water Protection Act.
Ken and his wife Robin own and operate s dairy farm near La Crescent.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2013 WorldNow and WXOW. All Rights Reserved.
Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Theresa Wopat at 507-895-9969. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at email@example.com.