House Speaker thanks Rep. Daudt

Dear Editor:

With the end of the 2011 legislative session, I would like to thank State Representative Kurt Daudt for his commitment to building a strong future for Minnesota.

Rep. Daudt fundamentally understands what it means to have government live within its means. Supporting his community by producing a balanced budget that allows schools to thrive, businesses to grown and farmers to do what they do best—farm. With a keen ability to bring forward the voice of his district, Rep. Daudt has shown the leadership skills of a seasoned legislator.

Rep. Daudt supported a balanced budget that increases funding to education by 3.2 percent and provides over $500 million in increased funding to health and human services as well as tax reductions to the middle class and businesses across Minnesota. With a budget of $34 billion and a 6 percent increase in revenue from last biennium we are living within our means, while also reforming government.

As a respected community leader, Rep. Daudt understands the tough economic times that our Minnesota families are facing. Republicans have offered a budget plan that funds our priorities while allowing Minnesotans to keep more their hard earned money.

District 17A has a lot to be proud of with Rep. Daudt representing them.

Speaker Kurt Zellers
MN House of Representatives