Minnesota Senate, District 66
|Profession||Former City Manager, Maplewood|
|Website||Official campaign page|
Copeland served as City Manager for Maplewood, MN.
On his campaign site, Copeland details his policy positions:
- Freeze Property Taxes Now: "When home values are falling and commercial buildings are empty, county and city spending must be kept under control A recession requires that citizens of diminished economic capacity be respected. In St. Paul annual property tax increases must end. Bottom line: The size and scope of government must be reduced."
- Vikings Stadium: "I believe that in hard times professional sports must pay their own way. I oppose public funding for new Vikings' and Saints' Stadiums."
- Central Corridor: "I am opposed to Light Rail on University Avenue. Saint Paul, Ramsey County, the Met Council and our local legislative delegation have failed to mitigate the impact of the construction on University Avenue businesses. If things keep going the way they are, the only businesses left on University will be the big box retailers."
- Cap College Tuition Now: "State Universities and Colleges need a permanent four year tuition cap that follows a student as they complete their degree."
- Student Loan Tax Credit: "Minnesota needs a Student Loan Tax Credit to keep our Minnesota College graduates from leaving our state."
- Education: "I support the GOP majority's efforts to target funding to close the achievement gap. I also fully support charter schools and tuition vouchers to low income children..."
- Jobs, Jobs, Jobs: "We need to eliminate barriers to economic growth. We can attract new investment to create 75,000 New Private Sector Minnesota jobs over the next two years...I support the bold, new Jobs Tax Credit that provides an incentive to qualified businesses to hire new employees and reduce their tax burden at the same time."
- Fix The Budget: "A no new taxes budget simply means living within our means. We cannot burden families with new taxes during this national economic crisis. A no new taxes budget means setting realistic priorities. Government can't do everything, and what it does can be done better and at less cost."
- See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2010
Copeland had no opponent in the primary. He was defeated by incumbent Ellen Anderson (DFL) in the general election.
612 Cook Ave E.
Saint Paul MN 55130
Phone: (651) 500-7690
- Official campaign page
- Official Facebook page
- Project Vote Smart profile
- 2010 candidates for Minnesota State Senate
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