We’re pleased to introduce the three candidates that have come forward to run for Minnesota State House in 2014. Please note that the Senate District 51 Republicans have not yet endorsed a candidate. Statements on this page are provided by the candidates, and are not endorsed by the Senate District 51 Republicans. These candidates are running for our endorsement at our BPOU Convention on Saturday, March 8, 2014.
To see if you live in House District 51A or 51B, please enter your address into the Minnesota Secretary of State’s PollFinder website, and check to see which district it lists for MN House.
Candidates for State House in District 51A
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I am Victor Lake and I am running for State Representative of Minnesota district 51A. I was born in a country under the strangle hold of communism of the Soviet Union, called Uzbekistan. Later my family moved to another conflict part of the world, the North Caucuses region in Russia. In the 1990′s my family of ten took a very difficult step and immigrated to the “land of freedom and opportunity,” called America. We came to the state of Minnesota as refugees. My family eventually achieved the American Dream with hard work, coupled with the opportunity that this great country provides, and the kind embrace of the people of Minnesota. I currently live in Burnsville with my beautiful wife Natalya and run my small business that provides home improvement services to our community. Unfortunately I see the freedom and the opportunity that my family came to this country for slip away from us, due to the Democrat policies. I believe in freedom, hard work, faith, and family. These are values that all Republicans share, but I uniquely have the modern methods and the motivation to move us forward. So join me and let’s make a difference for Eagan, Burnsville, and Minnesota.
I am a long-term resident of this area. I was raised in Mendota Heights and I attended District 197 schools, graduating from Henry Sibley High School. I have benefited immensely from the opportunities this area provided me growing up, and I want to see the cities of Burnsville and Eagan continue to thrive.
I believe in the citizen legislator. The experiences a person has outside the walls of the Capitol have everything to do with what decisions they make once inside. I will work hard for you to ensure the community our children grow up in is safe and prosperous. I will support policies that show good fiscal stewardship of tax payer dollars, that enhance our schools and our community, and I will remember every day that my job is to make good decisions for my neighbors and my community.
I believe in the saying, “Government belongs to those who show up.” That mindset has motivated me to take part in my community and has inspired me to offer myself for elected office. I would be honored to serve as your representative, to work with you and for you to bring the voice of the citizens back to government.
Candidates for State House in District 51B
My name is Jen Wilson. I hope to earn your support as the Republican candidate for State Representative in District 51B. I am a wife, mother of 3 teenage children, a 14 year Eagan resident, and a life-long Minnesotan. I have a B.A. in communications from Augsburg College, and currently work as an intellectual property paralegal. I also spent several years in sales, and have an extensive volunteer background.
Minnesota needs the kind of positive change that brings growth and opportunity, progress and prosperity. As your Representative I will join the fight to bring this much-needed positive change to MN through common-sense, conservative leadership. My priorities will be to promote job growth by reducing the excessive taxation and regulation burdening MN businesses, to reduce taxes on hardworking Minnesotans by bringing much-needed restraint to government spending. I’ll fight for reforms to effect a smaller, more efficient state government. We need choices in health care, not government mandates. I’ll work for market-based solutions and reducing top-down government, putting decisions into the hands of those most affected by those decisions. Please reach out to me with your questions or concerns. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.