Pioneer Press 2022 candidate questionnaire for Senate District 55
SENATE DISTRICT 55
- Party: R
- City: Burnsville
- What qualifies you to hold this position? What qualifies me to serve are my proven leadership skills, relevant qualifications, pertinent experience, and past record of effective public service. I am a Certified Public Accountant, former 2-term MN State Representative from 2011-14, former Audit Manager at KPMG, longtime district resident, mother of 3-children, and an effective listener.
- What would your top priorities be if elected? My top priorities are to provide permanent tax relief to Minnesotans to fight the damage to family budgets caused by 40-year high inflation; address the dramatic increase in crime by holding accountable 1) violent criminals and 2) judges and prosecutors for doing their jobs; and, improve education by listening to parents and focusing on academics.
- Politics has become very divisive in recent years, if elected, what would you do to improve the tone? My leadership style is to listen and address concerns that block agreement. During my two terms as a MN State Representative from 2011-14, I effectively brought opposing sides together when I chief-authored four unanimously passed House bills that were signed into law by Governor Dayton. I will use this same approach as I serve in the MN Senate.
- Website or contact: pamforsenate.com