Senate District 53 Debate Night Questions
Did you miss debate night, hosted by the League of Women Voters? Watch the video to see the full evening. To skip to just the issues you most care about, here is the list of questions along with their spot in the video.
Opening Remarks – 0:10
Candidate Introductions 2:30
Question 1 – 8:21
What is your perspective on the state government response to the COVID-19 pandemic and what action do you see the legislature taking in response to the pandemic?
Question 2 – 16:04
Parties in the state legislature seem to have become more rigid to support ideological party positions that may not reflect the majority of their constituents. How or when would you deviate from alignment to the party line?
Question 3 – 21:55
The state faces a likely revenue deficit due to costs combating the COVID-19 pandemic and reduced income from businesses and individual taxes. What remedies do you propose to avoid a deficit?
Question 4 – 27:21
If you are elected to the legislature, will you commit to creating an independent redistricting committee for congressional and state legislative boundaries. Why or why not?
Question 5 – 31:26
Do you support laws that require background checks on private gun sales, and red flag laws which give law enforcement the ability to confiscate weapons from those believed to be at risk to themselves and others?
Question 6 – 35:57
The economic health of greater Minnesota is tied to broadband equality. What will you do to expand broadband?
Question 7 – 39:52
What can Minnesota do to address the climate crisis? What is your plan to make the environment more sustainable?
Question 8 – 46:12
Do you think Minnesota should become a right to work state? Why or why not?
Question 9 – 48:47
If elected what will you do to ensure that our public schools are adequately funded?
Question 10 – 53:50
Do you support automatic voter registration at drivers license centers?
Closing Statements – 55:51