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}}{{tnr}}'''Greg Copeland''' was the [[Republican]] candidate in [[State legislative special elections, 2011|the special election]] for the [[Minnesota State Senate]], District 66. Copeland was running to fill the vacancy created when [[Ellen Anderson]] (DFL) resigned to serve as chair of the Public Utilities Commission. Copeland also ran for the seat in the general election.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Greg Copeland''' was a [[Republican]] candidate in [[State legislative special elections, 2011|the April 11, 2011 special election]] for [[Minnesota State Senate]], District 66. Copeland ran to fill the vacancy created when [[Ellen Anderson]] (DFL) resigned to serve as chair of the Public Utilities Commission. Copeland also ran for the seat in the general election.
  
Copeland served as City Manager for Maplewood, MN.
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Copeland served as City Manager of Maplewood.
  
==Campaign themes==
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==Issues==
 
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===Campaign themes===
On his [http://gregcopelandforsenate.com/about.php campaign site], Copeland details his policy positions:
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====2010====
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Copeland's [http://gregcopelandforsenate.com/about.php website] highlighted the following campaign themes:
  
 
*'''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."
 
*'''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."
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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
 
 
===2011===
 
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:: ''See also: [[State legislative special elections, 2011]]
 
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Copeland had no opponent in the primary.  He was defeated by incumbent [[Ellen Anderson]] (DFL) in the general election.
 
Copeland had no opponent in the primary.  He was defeated by incumbent [[Ellen Anderson]] (DFL) in the general election.
 
==Contact==
 
 
'''Address:'''
 
 
612 Cook Ave E.
 
 
Saint Paul  MN  55130
 
 
'''Phone:''' (651) 500-7690
 
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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*[http://gregcopelandforsenate.com/about.php Official campaign page]
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*[http://web.archive.org/web/20110802114737/http://www.gregcopelandforsenate.com/ August 2, 2011 snapshot of Copeland's campaign website]
*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Greg-Copeland-For-Minnesota-Senate/147490965313214?ref=ts Official Facebook page]
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*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=38924 Project Vote Smart profile]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=38924 Project Vote Smart profile]
 
*[http://candidates.sos.state.mn.us/CandidateFilingResults.aspx?county=0&municipality=0&schooldistrict=0&hospitaldistrict=0&level=1&party=0&federal=False&judicial=False&executive=False&senate=True&representative=False&title=&office=0&candidateid=0 2010 candidates for Minnesota State Senate]
 
*[http://candidates.sos.state.mn.us/CandidateFilingResults.aspx?county=0&municipality=0&schooldistrict=0&hospitaldistrict=0&level=1&party=0&federal=False&judicial=False&executive=False&senate=True&representative=False&title=&office=0&candidateid=0 2010 candidates for Minnesota State Senate]
  
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[[Category:Republican Party]]
 
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Revision as of 14:33, 6 September 2013

Greg Copeland
Candidate for
Minnesota Senate, District 66

Political party Republican
Profession Former City Manager, Maplewood
Greg Copeland was a Republican candidate in the April 11, 2011 special election for Minnesota State Senate, District 66. Copeland ran to fill the vacancy created when Ellen Anderson (DFL) resigned to serve as chair of the Public Utilities Commission. Copeland also ran for the seat in the general election.

Copeland served as City Manager of Maplewood.

Issues

Campaign themes

2010

Copeland's website highlighted the following campaign themes:

  • 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."

Elections

2011

See also: State legislative special elections, 2011

Copeland was defeated by Mary Jo McGuire (D) in the April 12, 2011 election.[1][2][3]

2010

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.

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