Brent Millsop

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Brent Millsop
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Former candidate for
Minnesota House of Representatives District 60A
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Air Force
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Brent Millsop was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 60A of the Minnesota House of Representatives.[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Millsop's website highlighted the following campaign themes:

Education

The lion’s share of my children’s education has come from homeschooling. My wife and I have taken on this responsibility because we owed it to our four kids to give them the very best. I respect much of the work that is done in our public schools, but very few of us would hold up our education system as a shining beacon of success.

The graduation rates for minority students in Minneapolis is one of the lowest in the country, and this comes after decades of single party rule by “progressives.” I ask you friends, when do good intentions stop being enough? When do results matter?

Fiscal Discipline

One of my responsibilities as a Representative is to keep the whole state economically strong. I will do this in the following ways:

I will never vote for a tax increase. Ever. I will vote to repeal the tax increases of 2013. I will introduce a requirement that a small percentage of state projects be paid for up front when a bonding request goes through. Over time, this “up front” percentage would be increased to make us ever less dependent on debt. This gradual approach would avoid any financial shocks and would allow the state to eventually, after several decades, remove all debt payments from our books. I will end taxes on simple savings accounts, certificates of deposit, and bond interest. I will not pick winners and losers in the corporate world by handing out subsidies and tax-breaks to special interests. This also means I will never vote in favor of handing hundreds of millions of dollars of taxpayer money over to a billionaire football team owner.

Honor the Constitution

The US Constitution is the surest protector of our individual rights. While courts have weakened its safeguards in recent decades, if you want a government that is the servant of the people, the Constitution must be our last best hope. I favor the freedom of speech and the freedom for all to express their religious beliefs without being labeled a bully. I believe that the police must obtain a warrant and any illegal searches and seizures must be recognized and quashed immediately. I believe in the individual’s right to bear arms, and will absolutely stand by the rights of gun owners.

If we give away our most basic freedoms, our state will become a much darker place. Stand with me, join with me, and together we will make sure our liberties endure![2][3]

2012

Millsop's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[4]

Taxes

  • Excerpt: "I will vote against any tax increase, period. I have seen small family businesses here in Northeast forced to shut their doors because of the ever increasing tax bills, licensing payments, and fees."

Debt

  • Excerpt: "The state should increase the up-front payments on all bonding projects. Over time as other debt is paid off and the state has more available funds, this up-front payment can be increased leading to further savings."

Healthcare

  • Excerpt: "The cost of healthcare continues to rise. While much of the policies that affect this important issue are decided in Washington D.C., I believe we have a duty to take what positive action we can here at the state level. Minnesota should provide a tax rebate to individuals for medical services."

Education

  • Excerpt: "Teaching our children is more than spending money, it’s about parental involvement. While this should remain largely a local and individual issue, the state of Minnesota has a constitutional responsibility to provide adequate funding and oversight to the public school system."

Environment

  • Excerpt: "In general, I wish to make government more transparent, more efficient, and more responsive to the individual. Strengthening the property rights of individuals is the best way to protect the environment."

Elections

2014

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Minnesota House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 12, 2014, and a general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014. Incumbent Diane Loeffler was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Brent Millsop was unopposed in the Republican primary. Loeffler defeated Millsop in the general election.[5][6]

2012

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Millsop ran in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 60A. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and was defeated by ncumbent Diane Loeffler (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[7]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 60A, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDiane Loeffler Incumbent 82.2% 17,021
     Republican Brent Millsop 17.8% 3,687
Total Votes 20,708

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