Peter Perovich

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Peter Perovich
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Former candidate for
Minnesota House of Representatives, District 35A
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolAnoka High School Class
Personal
BirthdayJune 17, 1962
Place of birthMinneapolis
ProfessionSenior Loan Consultant
ReligionEpiscopalian
Websites
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Peter Perovich was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 35A of the Minnesota House of Representatives.[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Perovich's website highlighted the following campaign themes:

I am running for Minnesota House to fight for our families and local businesses. The needs of our communities match those of similar communities around the state, yet we struggle to find solid ground for growth and sustainable prosperity. I will use my experience to help build consensus and find real solutions to our State problems. I know that your family deserves better and I will always put people before politics.

We need to address the inequities that is brought upon our area; I will dedicate myself to make sure we are treated fairly, build upon existing cooperative efforts, and strengthen our communities so we rank amongst the best places to live in Minnesota. We do not want to go back to the gridlock that made Minnesota look like Washington D.C. As your State Representative, I will continue the fight for our families and businesses so that we can keep moving Minnesota forward.

Transportation: Our transportation must be safe and reliable for familes and businesses, we need to improve our roadways. I will continue to invest in roadways and Anoka County’s transportation. I will work to make Highway 10 a freeway, not a highway that slows commuters. I will also work to address the public concern with Highway 47.

Economic growth in Anoka and Ramsey: We need to attract businesses and bring jobs to our communities; with a strong infrastructure to serve the needs of our businesses and communities. I know we must provide businesses a climate to grow and thrive. If businesses are strong; our community will grow.

Education: Youth are the key to our state’s future success. We need to continue a strong K – 12 education system; all students deserve the best education possible. We need to increase funding for our technical colleges; we need more skilled labor for our community to grow. Skilled labor is the back bone of all our communities. Without highly skilled workers we are not able to build roads, bridges, homes; our infrastructure. Education is the key to strong and safe communities.

Reduce and stabilize Property Taxes: I opposed the elimination of the Homestead Property Tax Credit. This legislation resulted in skyrocketing property taxes for our businesses and homeowners. I will work to reduce and stabilize property taxes, recognizing that the state budget should not be balanced on the backs of businesses and families.[2][3]

2012

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

As an Independent voice

  • Excerpt: "I will use my experience to help build consensus and find real solutions to our State problems. I know that your family deserves better and I will always put people before politics.”"

Create Jobs

  • Excerpt: "I will help promote economic development through smart investments, sound infrastructure, and clean energy. I support policies to help small businesses start-up and grow, creating living wage jobs for area families. You can trust me to help create jobs and work to keep businesses strong and successful."

Pay Back Our Schools

  • Excerpt: "I opposed the solution to balance the state budget by borrowing more than $2 billion from our schools. This has caused schools to make drastic cuts, borrow money to operate and increase class sizes to the fourth highest in the nation. I will work to reverse these shortsighted decisions. All students should have the opportunity to receive a quality education."

Reduce and stabilize Property Taxes

  • Excerpt: "I opposed the elimination of the Homestead Property Tax Credit. This legislation resulted in skyrocketing property taxes for our businesses and homeowners. "

Infrastructure

  • Excerpt: "We can’t expect businesses and manufacturers to want to come to Anoka County and create jobs without an efficient Road and Highway system to move their goods and services."

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. Peter Perovich was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Abigail Whelan defeated Justin Boals in the Republican primary. Whelan defeated Perovich in the general election.[5][6][7]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 35A General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAbigail Whelan 59.9% 7,808
     Democratic Peter Perovich 39.9% 5,192
     Write-in Write-in 0.2% 25
Total Votes 13,025
Minnesota House of Representatives, District 35A Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAbigail Whelan 80.7% 1,794
Justin Boals 19.3% 429
Total Votes 2,223

2012

See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2012

Perovich ran for state Senate in District 35 in 2012. He was unopposed in the August 14 Democratic primary and was defeated by Branden Petersen (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[8][9]

Minnesota State Senate, District 35, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBranden Petersen 54.3% 22,874
     Democratic Peter Perovich 45.7% 19,253
Total Votes 42,127

2010

See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2010

Perovich had no opponent in the primary. He was defeated by incumbent Mike Jungbauer (R) in the general election. The primary election was on August 10, 2010, and the general election was on November 2, 2010.[10]

Endorsements

2014

In 2014, Perovich's endorsements included the following:[11]

  • Education Minnesota
  • Minnesota Nurses Association
  • Teamsters Joint Council 32
  • Minnesota AFL-CIO
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 160

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