Susan Allen has Let Us Down

Our newest legislator has already betrayed the people she was elected to represent.

My name is Tom F. Johnson III and I’d like to represent the people of South Minneapolis in St. Paul. I decided to run because I watch too much channel 2 when the legislature is in session and it seems that the average working person is not represented. I’m a psychiatric nurse and a graduate nursing student. I’m married with two young children. I don’t believe in limiting anyones freedoms of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Due to redistricting, many people in South Minneapolis are now represented by a new person. The current representative of my district, house district 62B, is a lawyer who makes her money protecting Native American casinos from competition. She told her constituents that if she were elected she would, of course, not expand gambling. She voted yes to expand gambling in her first year in office. She betrayed the people in order to further enrich the billionaire owners of the Minnesota Vikings. Is this acceptable? I don’t think so and am standing up for my neghbors. I understand that South Minneapolis has been a democratic stronghold and I’m running as a republican. The people in power in St. Paul understand this as well. This is why she can do these things and not face the consequences. I ask you to please take a look at my stance on the issues and you will find that my word is my honor.

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Justin Gillette September 14, 2012 at 03:05 PM
You've got my vote Tom. No elected official should get a free pass to reelection and I hope other Republicans will talk to their friends and convince them that turning out to vote in our area is not a lost cause.
Tom Johnson September 16, 2012 at 03:02 PM
Thanks Justin. I hope that everyone turns out to vote November 6th. I also hope that people take the time to research where candidates stand on issues instead of voting for only one party. In a representative democracy, if we vote for a party we will inevitably have partisan politics. It is time we stand up and tell our representatives that they cannot lie to us and be reelected. If a person complains about politicians being liars then votes for one, what does this say about them?


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