In November we the voters in the St. Cloud area will have an opportunity to express our opinion as to the direction we want Minnesota to take. I am asking for your vote. If you elect me as your next State Senator, I will represent you in the Minnesota Senate as a conservative, honest and responsive legislator.
I have had the chance to live the American Dream. As your State Senator it will be my avowed purpose to work as hard as possible to preserve the opportunity to achieve that dream for our children and grandchildren.
As a small business owner in Minnesota I have seen how burdensome regulations and taxes can reduce the ability of small businesses to grow and create high paying jobs for Minnesotans. In order to keep the American Dream alive we must control spending, use tax dollars wisely and reduce government regulation of our lives.
Over the past two months I have been meeting with Community Leaders and residents in the St. Cloud area and listening to their concerns and opinions. Such interaction is a critical priority for me since it gives me the opportunity to learn what people are passionate about. By listening it allows me to weigh facts and then apply critical thinking to reach solutions that honor the values I hold while being compassionate about the needs of all people in St. Cloud and the surrounding area. I pledge to continue to listen and be sensitive to the needs of the residents of the St Cloud area.
Please take a moment to visit my Priorities page to see what the community is saying about issues that we face here in the St. Cloud Area.
The Founders of this country had a vision, that the people should rule, not the government. They wrote a governing document, the United States Constitution, as a blueprint for a country where the government could only do what the people said it could. We call this the doctrine of Enumerated Powers. Minnesota has a constitution as well. It also limits the power of the State. As your State Senator I promise to abide by the Constitution of the United States and the Minnesota Constitution. I feel it is important that we read and understand our governing documents. You can see both of them here.
As a Vietnam Veteran, this upcoming event is near and dear to my heart. On Sunday, November 6 at 1:00 pm, there will be a parade and ceremony specially honoring Vietnam Veterans at the St. Cloud Veterans’ Hospital. I will be attending as a member of the local Vietnam Veterans Association chapter, and I invite […]
As I knock on doors and talk with my friends and neighbors on the campaign trail, I am asked the best way for them to help my campaign. I always tell them, “pick four or five of your closest friends and tell them why you are voting for me, and ask that they do the […]
Please come and support me at the following events. I look forward to sharing my thoughts with the people of Senate District 14. October 4, 1:00 pm- Long Term Care Forum Saint Benedict’s Center 1810 Minnesota Blvd, St Cloud, MN 56304. More Information: http://www.centracare.com/about-us/news-publications/news/2016/st-benedicts-senior-community-hosts-oct-4-legislative-candidate-/ October 6 Early Childhood Education Forum. United Way (921 First Street […]
If any of my supporters are looking to vote early, please follow these instructions for an absentee ballot. Stearns: http://www.co.stearns.mn.us/Government/Elections/AbsenteeVoting Sherburne: https://www.co.sherburne.mn.us/auditor/elections/#absentee..
Proudly endorsed by Senator John Pederson!
Had a great time on Saturday at the Breast Cancer Awareness walk. Great event for a great cause.
I will be participating in the League of Women voters forum at St. Cloud State University in the Atwood center on Wednesday, October 19 at 5 pm. Please come and support me as I discuss the important issues in this election.
Here’s another great Op/Ed in St.Cloud times regarding why I’m best fit for our District 14. http://www.sctimes.com/story/opinion/2016/10/07/relph-makes-sense-district/91703402/
I will be participating in a Town Hall candidate forum for District 12 tomorrow. Please watch, as it will be on a live stream. Also, feel free to send in questions during the forum to @SCTimes on Twitter. Here’s the link to the live streaming which starts..
Great Op/Ed supporting me in race. Please check it out. http://www.sctimes.com/story/opinion/2016/06/01/outgoing-district-senator-backs-relph/85260740/
Thanks to Charles Hempeck and all the wonderful people at Anna Marie’s Alliance for providing a heartwarming and thoughtful program at the Breakfast this morning. Thank you to Sartell Police Chief Jim Hughes for his courage and leadership in sharing his..
Great evening last night honoring Kathy Gaalswyk and the Central Minnesota Initiative Foundation. It is a great organization that, among many worthy endeavors, supports small businesses in Central Minnesota. They were instrumental in helping my partners..
Great op/ed in St. Cloud times for supporting me for state senate. My message resonates with the people in St. Cloud! http://www.sctimes.com/story/opinion/2016/09/30/back-relph-senate-district-race/91321636/