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Legislative Update (May 11, 2018)

Friday, May 11, 2018

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Dear Neighbors,

Happy Mother’s Day! As I take the time this weekend to celebrate my mother, as well as my wife, I’m in awe of their strength and sacrifice. Be sure to wish a happy Mother’s Day to any mom who’s made a positive impact in your life. Below is a photo of me and my wife Kim on the House floor from a couple years ago.

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Statehood Day

Today marks the 160th anniversary of Minnesota becoming a state. It’s humbling to think about the countless legislators who’ve served at the Capitol long before my time. We’re fortunate to live in a state and country that affords us so many freedoms and protections. Here’s a beautiful photo of the chandelier in the Capitol being lit. Simply breathtaking.

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School Visit

This week, my son Matthew and his classmates from Waconia Middle School came to the Capitol to celebrate Statehood Day. I was able to give them a tour of the Capitol and the House chambers; it was great they could join us. Earlier today, Matthew joined me in the State Government Finance Committee. He listened intently and took some good notes. Perhaps I was looking at a future legislator?

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Fun Breakfast

We’re in a busy part of session, and I wanted to set aside a couple minutes for fun this week. I was joined by Rep. Regina Barr and Rep. Tony Jurgens to host a cereal breakfast for legislators and staff. As you can see, we had lots of variety; it felt like being a kid again.

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Please Contact Me

We have just over a week remaining in session, and we’ll have a busy next few days. As we’re discussing our larger bills and initiatives, I hope you’ll reach out so we can connect. I enjoy gathering your input; it helps me be a better voice for our area.

Have a great Mother’s Day weekend!