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|Former candidate for|
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 19B|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|High school||Mankato West High School, 1997|
|Associate's||Bethany Lutheran College, 1998|
|Bachelor's||Minnesota State University-Mankato|
Kruse's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
The Minnesota constitution tasks our legislature with establishing a uniform system of education, yet a great disparity exists in per-pupil school funding between Mankato and metro-area schools. I will fight for our students who deserve equal treatment. The success of any child’s education is dependent on parental involvement. To encourage this, we must return the power and responsibility of education to parents. Schools must be transparent in their budgeting, and they must be accountable first to parents and then to the state.
Families right here in Mankato have the highest hopes and dreams for their children. School accountability belongs here with Mankato families. Measuring the quality of education is best done here in our community. I oppose any federal initiative that usurps the right of our teachers and parents to determine what is best for our students. I support school choice. Parents know best what is right for their children. I will defend private schools and home schooling as an important part of our education system.
Jobs and Economy
When our state legislature manages its budget poorly, employers are hurt by higher taxes. When the state legislature listens to lobbyists and special interest groups instead of the people, it imposes ill advised regulation on employers. When businesses can not succeed in our state, we are in trouble. Employers are forced to make difficult decisions about downsizing, moving out of state or closing their doors for good.
To support Minnesota workers, I will fight for fiscal responsibility and work to reduce corporate income taxes and harmful government regulation.
Minnesotans are dealing with tough economic times by scrutinizing every expense. We adjust our lifestyle and focus on the necessities. Minnesota government needs to take the same approach.
In recent years, our state budget has grown too much too fast. The rate of government growth we have experienced in the last decade is not sustainable and it slows down genuine, healthy economic growth. Today our government has reached a size we simply cannot afford, a size that eats away at our children’s future.
Your next representative will affect the balance of a legislature challenged with a massive budget deficit. The current DFL majority in the Minnesota House of Representatives, is unfortunately owned by too many special interest groups, and so it has failed to address this crisis. Instead, they spend first, then they try to secure funding. Without a spending plan based on what we can afford, our crisis will only worsen.
I will advocate for the good of all Minnesota – not pet projects or special interests – by supporting only responsible spending. We must bring accountability to government and demand efficient use of taxpayer money. We must reduce the size of government with our state constitution guiding our priorities.
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. Jack Considine was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Dave Kruse was unopposed in the Republican primary. Considine defeated Kruse in the general election.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 19B General Election, 2014|
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- Minnesota Secretary of State, "2014 State General Election Candidate Filings," accessed July 1, 2014
- Kruse for House, homepage, accessed October 18, 2014
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- Minnesota Secretary of State, "2014 general election results," accessed November 5, 2014
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "State Canvassing Board Report," August 19, 2014
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "2014 State General Election Candidate Filings," accessed July 25, 2014
- Secretary of State Official general election results