I grew up reading comic books wanting to be a superhero. Comics taught me that those who speak the truth are heroes, all the rest are liars.

Monday, October 18, 2010

All You Need To Know

In Minnesota at the state level there is the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, State Auditor, and Attorney General. Although elected, each needs to work in a non-partisan ways toward improving Minnesota for all the citizens. The DFL elected officials and candidates within this group are each outstanding with proven track records of accomplishments and working in the best interests of Minnesotans.

We have DFL candidate for MN Governor Mark Dayton and running mate Yvonne Prettner (DFL Lieutenant Governor candidate) campaigning for a better Minnesota! As Mark says, we can, and we must do better!

Then 'we are blessed with fair elections and great officials' like Secretary of State Mark Ritchie. An outstanding hard worker and manager, he has improved the use of voter technology.. Ritchie oversaw the epic Coleman/Franken U.S. Senate recount, a role that the MN Supreme Court verified 'was done correctly'.

We also have MN State Auditor Rebecca Otto who cut her own funds by $1 MILLION and gave the money to the legislature to put toward the budget deficit!

And finally we have MN Attorney General Lori Swanson protecting and fighting for our rights. Lori Swanson is the first women to be elected to the office in Minnesota and was one of only four women Attorney Generals out of the 50 United States.Tell your family, friends and neighbors to vote and let them know who you support. Who we elect to office will determines the future of Minnesota. Go Vote!


Anonymous said...

I thought you were into superheroes and truth tellers? I'm usually a DFLer, but I can't vote for Lori Swanson. The woman is a corrupt union buster.

truthsurfer said...

Many strong women in leadership roles get portrayed as breaking ball...er...unions...whatever...I'm not willing to buy into gender bashing without reason...

Attorney General Lori Swanson fired Amy Lawler, the young assistant AG who has been under suspension since making accusations against her boss of mismanagement, union-busting and ethical improprieties.

She was fired after University of St. Thomas School of Law Dean Thomas Mengler, whom the AG commissioned to look into the ethical allegations, issued a report finding “no evidence of any unethical conduct” by the AG.

I personally have talked with Lori Swanson and members of her staff and am more than comfortable and confident that this is a case of employee 'sour grapes' but I urge you to do the same rather than rely on old rumour 'women' bashing...