Justin Boals

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Justin Boals
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Minnesota House of Representatives, District 35A
Former candidate
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Justin Boals was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 35A of the Minnesota House of Representatives.[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Boals' website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

I Support Small Business

  • Excerpt: "Our independent business owners are the backbone of our economy."

Minimum Wage

  • Excerpt: "Raising minimum wage AND indexing it to inflation will increase costs to business owners especially our small, independent business owners that we value so much."

Translation fees

  • Excerpt: "Fees will be required for language translation of State Government literature."

Marijuana

  • Excerpt: "I support the legalization of marijuana."

Common Core

  • Excerpt: "We must end Common Core in Minnesota."

2012

Boals's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[3]

Taxes

  • Excerpt:"I pledge NOT to vote for tax increases and will fight to lower your already heavy tax burden. The more our citizens have to spend, the more our economy benefits."

Education

  • Excerpt:"Our State Legislature currently owes our public schools over $2 billion. They continually delay payments on this debt. I will not stop fighting for this debt to be paid. We simply owe it to our children."

Gun Rights

  • Excerpt:"One of the first tasks that I will set myself to work on is drafting an amendment to our constitution to that effect."

Amendments

  • Excerpt:"I believe we should leave it to the religious establishments to protect the sanctity of marriage. I do agree that steps should be taken to improve the integrity of our voting system but we should NEVER question the integrity of the voter."

Light Rail

  • Excerpt:"Government should admit when they fail and turn failed projects over to people that can make it succeed: the private sector."

Elections

2014

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Minnesota House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 12, 2014, and a general election will take 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.[4][5]

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 House of Representatives elections, 2012

Boals ran in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 35A. He ran unopposed in the Independence primary on August 14 and was defeated by incumbent Jim Abeler (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[6]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 35A, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJim Abeler Incumbent 58.8% 11,906
     Democratic Andy Hillebreg 33.4% 6,755
     Independence Justin Boals 7.8% 1,587
Total Votes 20,248

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