Thank you for the opportunity to serve our community over the last four years. I am running for a second term because I am in the middle of doing some really great things and would like to serve one more term to fully implement these priorities that you set forth. These priorities are: strong management of the budget, prioritization of roads, re-establishing support for 4-H and strongly advocating for data-driven decisions. I am proud of the work we have done over the last four years. We have never voted ourselves a pay increase.
Thank you for the opportunity to serve our community over the last four years. It has been very rewarding to be able to represent the needs of south Washington County. When I ran for office in 2010, residents told me that they were tired of career politicians putting themselves before the people. Politicians were raising their pay and raising taxes to pay for their cushy jobs. Taxes and budgets were a huge concern as people were losing their homes and jobs and could not afford to put food on the table, let alone pay more in taxes.
Some homeowners pay very close attention to the complexities of the Minnesota property tax system; many others just have one question: Will my taxes go up next year, or will they go down? Unfortunately, the complexities of the system mean that question is not an easy one to answer, and it takes more than one piece of information to answer it. The Minnesota property tax system is one with many moving parts. One moving part is a property’s valuation. Washington County taxpayers just received their valuation notices in late March.