Tom DeGree

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Tom DeGree
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Candidate for
Minnesota House of Representatives District 39B
PartyDemocratic
Education
High schoolHill Murray High School
Bachelor'sUniversity of Minnesota Duluth
Master'sSt. Thomas University
Personal
ProfessionOwner, Wilde Roast Café/4th Grade Teacher
Websites
Campaign website
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Tom DeGree was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 39B of the Minnesota House of Representatives.

Issues

Campaign themes

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

Supporting Small Businesses, Growing the Local Economy

  • Excerpt:"Our small businesses are the backbone of our economy. More than half of the new jobs created in Minnesota are created by small businesses. When our local businesses do well, our state does well."

Education

  • Excerpt:"Our children are literally the future of our community. Well-educated children become well-educated, highly-skilled adults with gainful employment, contributing back to the community that raised them. When our children thrive, our neighborhoods thrive and our state thrives."

Reducing Property Taxes

  • Excerpt:"It is time for responsible government; a government which balances its own budget without shifting the burden to everyone else."

Protecting our Freedoms

  • Excerpt:"All people have a right to live with dignity in this country. Government is supposed to protect our freedom, not attack it."

Representation that Works for YOU

  • Excerpt:"We need legislation that helps our community. We need legislation that creates jobs and strengthens our economy."

Elections

2012

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

DeGree ran in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 39B. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14 and was defeated by incumbent Kathy Lohmer (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 39B, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKathy Lohmer Incumbent 53.1% 12,100
     Democratic Tom DeGree 46.9% 10,707
Total Votes 22,807

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