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Ben Blomgren

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Ben Blomgren
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Minnesota House of Representatives District 66B
PartyRepublican
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Ben Blomgren was a 2012 Republican candidate for District 66B of the Minnesota House of Representatives.

Issues

Campaign themes

Blomgren's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]

Restore Economic Prosperity

  • Excerpt:"One of the problems with our tax system is that it is disproportionally burdensome on the metro area and disproportionately beneficial to rural citizens of the state."

Protect Civil Liberties

  • Excerpt:"I will work to inform you of any legislation that violates our liberties and will act to stop their passage."

Promote Community Responsibility

  • Excerpt:"It is the hard work and ingenuity of independent indiviuals that will drive discovery and innovation in our economy and we need to make sure the government is not getting in their way. I will work to enable such people to succeed and not hold them back or weigh them down with excessive and harmful regulations."

Implement Term Limits

  • Excerpt:"We need a representative who is willing to introduce legislation to limit state representatives to four (4) terms and state senators to two (2) terms."

Stand Up For State Rights

  • Excerpt:"Finally, it is my belief that every law should be written to protect individual liberty as our constitution originally intended."

Elections

2012

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Blomgren ran in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 66B. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and was defeated by incumbent John Lesch (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 66B, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Lesch Incumbent 79.6% 11,504
     Republican Ben Blomgren 20.4% 2,951
Total Votes 14,455

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