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Issues that Matter

Patti puts the men, women, families, students, and businesses of District 33A first. She supports public safety, advocates for our students, pushes to cut wasteful spending and to lower taxes, and supports policies which protect our constitutional rights.  Patti believes in common-sense solutions that retain the high quality of life Minnesotans deserve.

Control excess government taxes and spending

With complete DFL control of State Government, the legislature increased state spending by over 40% in 2023 and raised taxes an additional 8 billion dollars.  Patti was an outspoken opponent of these new taxes and budget increases and will continue to oppose any tax increases that ask those who have already sacrificed so much to pay even more. She will work to lower taxes—not raise them.

Support for our law enforcement and first responders

Patti supports our police and law enforcement and will work to ensure public safety for you and your family.  Liberal prosecutors and inner-city politicians have put the entire Twin Cities area at risk of dramatic increases in crime due to their “Woke” politics.  Patti will stand up against the de-fund movement and any legislation that puts your safety at risk.

Improve student achievement with parental involvement

Patti will ensure what students are learning in the classroom is focused on real education and not political issues that don’t prepare our children for the future.  Parents have the right to be involved in their children’s education and increased curriculum transparency is needed. Patti will fight for fair funding, and make sure our local schools have the resources they need, and Patti supports increasing school choice options.

Oppose the “North Star” illegal immigration Bill

The Democratic majorities are pushing to make Minnesota a Sanctuary state for illegal immigrants.  Patti is outspokenly opposed to this for numerous reasons.  Minnesotans should not have to bear the costs of our current open border.

Protect our Seniors and our children

Patti will continue to fight to protect seniors’ health and personal safety, and has sponsored legislation to completely eliminate the tax on Social Security benefits. Patti also believes in tough sentences for crimes targeting seniors and children.

Demand Accountability and transparency

As a member of the Legislative Audit Commission, Patti works to hold government agencies accountable, and eliminate waste, fraud, and abuse of your hard-earned tax dollars like she did as State Auditor. Her role is to crack down on overspending and hold government and elected officials accountable for fraud and irresponsible spending.

Promote Business

As a member of the Taxes Committee, Patti works diligently to restore our area businesses and employment by promoting job creation and removing the barriers to entry for new businesses. As a business owner herself, Patti understands the challenges of finding employees, supply chain bottlenecks, unreasonable regulations and excessive corporate taxes that put Minnesota at a competitive disadvantage. Supporting small businesses is one of her top priorities.

Defend our constitutional rights

Gov. Walz shut down our schools and locked kids out of the classroom. We need legislators who will fight government overreach and protect Minnesotans constitutional rights. Patti is a strong supporter of the right to Free Speech, the right to Bear Arms and the Right to Life.