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.
King Banaian, Dean, School of Public Affairs St. Cloud State University, presented findings from a recent survey of business in the greater St Cloud area regarding overall economic climate in St Cloud as perceived by these survey participants. King also discussed key demographic information about job requirements and education levels compared between the St Cloud […]
In a contested race at the Senate District 14 BPOU Convention, Jerry Relph wins the Republican endorsement on the first ballot for the Senate District 14 Senate seat representing St Cloud, Waite Park, St Augusta together with Minden and Haven Townships.
Jerry and Dan Ocshner had a discussion of issues facing St Cloud in 2016 and took calls from listeners.