You’ll be able to’t get change for those who hold voting the identical method.
I’m a life-long Minnesotan and a Duluthian since 1973. I’m grateful for the numerous long-term enterprise and neighborhood relationships which have allowed me to develop a large base of expertise and perception into the numerous points we Northlanders face right this moment.
I do know firsthand the challenges and rewards of operating a enterprise. In my historical past, I’ve owned and operated two downtown Duluth eating places, the Part II well being membership, and Karate North martial arts studio. As well as, I’ve owned and managed a number of single- and multi-family rental properties.
I spent 15 years working for Cirrus Plane as a salesman and company pilot. I’m at the moment employed as a industrial company pilot for United Piping, Inc. I’m sought out nationally for my flight instruction. As a company pilot, I’m in a position to journey all through our nation, assembly many individuals, from staff to executives. I hear many alternative views about the right way to resolve issues and profit from alternatives. This has given me a broader perspective and taught me to respect all viewpoints.
Households in Duluth want private-sector employment alternatives that supply high quality wages and long-term stability. We want a state legislator who will encourage the prospects and plans of private-sector enterprise builders and negotiate with them as severe potential buyers in our neighborhood, not simply inside the Twin Cities. We want someone who will vote and craft coverage in a method that respects the challenges of working a small or midsize enterprise. There are points on the state stage that want consideration if Duluth is ever to draw impactful, high quality employment alternatives for youthful folks and households.
We want a legislator who will work with like-minded representatives from across the state to get a deal with on our tax scenario. Minnesota is at the moment the fifth most-taxed state within the nation when accounting for whole tax burden, solely behind New York, Hawaii, Vermont, and Maine. I’ve enterprise acquaintances who see a variety of positives in our neighborhood, however they select to not increase right here or wherever else in Minnesota as a result of excessive taxes and lack of presidency assist for enterprise improvement. Cirrus Plane, for instance, is doing all of its enlargement outdoors of Duluth.
Why are we shedding so many alternatives to create and add family-supporting jobs in our neighborhood? If we don’t improve our tax base by way of job creation or inhabitants development, the one different possibility is to additional improve taxes on present companies and residents — that means you and me. I don’t wish to see Minnesota transfer up the most-taxed listing any greater than you do. Minnesotans can’t afford to pay any extra taxes than we do now.
I would like all individuals who reside in our neighborhood to really feel protected. I assist our first responders and am proud to be the 7A candidate endorsed by the Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Affiliation. Our Duluth Police Division has carried out a Psychological Well being Unit and maintains in depth sources locally to assist fight opioid dependancy. Each fashions could possibly be used throughout the nation to raised different communities.
Should you consider in these similar values, I respectfully ask you to vote for me. Minnesota wants change. Vote your values, not occasion traces.
Tom Sullivan is the Republican candidate for Minnesota Home District 7A in far jap Duluth. He’s difficult DFL Rep. Jen Schultz within the Nov. 3 election. He wrote this on the invitation of the Information Tribune Opinion web page.