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Our campaign is geared up and ready. We have door knocked most of the towns in district 2B. Our signs are going up as well. If you woulod like a yard sign email your information to firstname.lastname@example.org. or contact your local Republican Party.
We have three parades left this year. The response has been great. I look forward to seeing you on the campaign trail.
By Sue Gruman Kraft
Steve Green is a candidate for the Minnesota State House District 2B Seat. He is running on the Republican
ticket and has been endorsed by the District 2 IR delegates. Green is a 1978 graduate of Fosston High School. He
lives in Mahnomen County near Sandhill Lake. He and his wife, Cindy, have been married for 33 years, and have 6
children and 8 grandchildren. Steve Green operated a greenhouse for 23 years. Lakeland Greenhouse was
started by his parents in 1973. He took it over in 1981, and continued the family tradition until 2004. Green now makes
his living in construction and carpentry work. He has been a self-employed businessman for 31 years.
Green has been politically active in the Republican Party for about eight years, and has previously been a candidate.
“People want to see if you’re going to stick with something,” Green stated. He said he is optimistic and has been
“out hitting it hard” meeting residents and asking for their vote. Green is seeking votes in the primary election on
Tuesday, August 14, as well as in the general election on November 6, 2012.
Green stated that his main concern is our economy. “Why is it faltering? I’m concerned about the future for our children
and grandchildren if we can’t move the economy in a direction where it grows instead of declines,” Green
stated. “We need to steer the economy to promote businesses that create jobs,” Green said. Green strongly supports
the creation of jobs that create a product. “Unless we have producers, we will not be able to continue to provide services,”
he stated. Green states that less regulation is the answer. “We need less regulation from Minnesota Pollution Control
and the EPA, and less regulation from the DNR,” he said.
“We need to stop them from purchasing land, and get it back into the hands of private individuals,” Green stated.”
“The Legacy Fund has given the DNR a $190 million
per year allowance for the purpose of purchasing land as part of their conservation plan,” Green explained. “This practice
shrinks the amount of land that is taxable, and that in the end raises all of the property taxes for those that still pay
property taxes,” Green explained. “The EPA and DNR, and the regulations that they have imposed, are the major reasons
our economy is so down now,” Green stated. “Neither of these agencies are run by elected officials. The legislature needs
to keep them in check, reduce their funding and require accountability,” Green states. Another barrier to growing
the economy is a law passed in 2008, requiring Minnesota to use 25 percent renewable energy by the year
2025, Green said. This is causing electric bills in rural areas to go up. MinnKota Power Cooperative wanted to build
another power plant, but it was not possible to meet the regulations set by the EPA. They were not able to build a new
plant and were forced to buy renewable energy from windmills at a loss and force the consumers to pay the difference,
Green said. “There are working class families out there who know the value of standing on your own feet,” Green stated. “We
need to work with these families to achieve self-sufficiency,” Green said. “Government of the people, by the people
and for the people is the only government that works. We need local control, and only we can take back that local
control,” Green stated.
For more information on
candidate Steve Green, see:
evegreen2b/contact-us or contact
him at his e-mail address:
Minnesota currently has an invasive weed problem. Private property owners are required to control the weeds on their land or be fined.
The Minnesota DNR owns more land than any one private citizen, and they to are required to control the weeds on this land. However, this is a picture of a piece of DNR controlled property and it is not an exception.