Letter: Bennett cares about the area

Published 7:32 pm Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Republican representative for District 27A, Peggy Bennett, truly cares about our area.

The National Federation of Independent Businesses, which includes 10,000 members statewide in Minnesota, announced the presentation of its Guardian of Small Business Award to Rep. Peggy Bennett.

A few places I’ve noticed that Peggy Bennett has been personally involved in and/or attended meetings to show her support for include Save Our Healthcare Sunday night meetings at the American Legion, commissioner meetings at the courthouse, meetings at City Hall and several meetings with area farmers.

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She listened to my concerns at the cancer ice cream social and cancer walk at the fairgrounds. She has attended many soup and pie suppers, making herself available for questions.

Receiving her education in Minneapolis, she moved to Albert Lea in 1981. While in Albert Lea, she loved the teaching profession and interacting with 700-plus students over the 33 years she was with the Albert Lea school system.

Though working closely with Gov. Dayton to lower taxes on the middle class, she was denied passing of the bill due to Dayton’s veto. She looks forward to renewing the bill for passage at the next term.

The September and October publication of Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life shows results of eight questions concerning the rights of life for the unborn. Peggy Bennett, representing District 27A, completed the survey agreeing with all questions pertaining to these rights. Peggy Bennett, our current representative, definitely cares for children. Shown in the same box for completing the survey includes Democratic candidate Terry Gjersvik as non-responsive.

Peggy Bennett invites anyone with questions and/or concerns to contact her office at rep.peggy.bennett@house.mn or 651-296-8216. She is available to all and will return your call.

Mavis Jacobs

Albert Lea