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In Chisago County we have 5 endorsed candidates:
Karin Housley: SD39
Bob Dettmer: HD39A
Mark Koran: SD32
Brian Johnson: HD32A
Bob Barrett: HD32B
“It’s like having the fox watch the hen house.”
Opponent Todd Fedora said of Laurie Warner (DFL and formerly Laurie Johnson), who served on the Duluth city council (2004-2008) and now running for State Representative in 32B, that her work as an AFSCME employee “. . . poses a direct conflict of interest with serving on the City Council.” Fedora beat Johnson in a rematch in November 2007. Read here and here and here.
Warner was too liberal for Duluth. She is far too liberal for Chisago County.
“I am frightened. You should be, too,” said David Ross, President of Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce
As a Duluth council member in 2005, “Laurie Johnson [Warner] . . . advocated hiking the city’s portion of the local tax levy by 20%.” You read that right—a whopping 20%! Read more.
Don’t let Warner get at your wallets folks
“In June , the city council rejected a resolution by First District Councilor Laurie Johnson [Warner] to increase water rates another 9 percent in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010, and 5 percent in 2011.” That’s a 48.2% increase in 5 years! And that was on top of a 17% increase in 2006! Read more.
Click here to for the Presidential preference ballot tally for caucuses in Chisago County