People ought to come before party

Published 8:35 am Thursday, October 25, 2012

Like most people, I trust what someone tells me until they give me a reason not to.

When Rich Murray first ran for political office, he told us that jobs, the economy and working across party lines would be his priorities should he be elected.

This is what actually happened. During Rich Murray’s first term in office:

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• Minnesota’s credit rating was downgraded based on poor decision-making.

• Property taxes increased statewide to the tune of $370 million each year.

• Schools were held hostage as the Legislature withheld $2.4 billion in owed payments.

• As a quick, one-time fix for operating expenses, the Legislature sold our future tobacco settlement revenue.

Regardless of our party preferences, we all want someone who is willing and able to keep the promises they make. We want honest and effective legislators. We want someone who will put Minnesota first. That’s why I’m voting for Shannon Savick.


Robin Brown


Freeborn County DFL Party

Moscow Township