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BATC is proud to endorse these candidates for election/re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in the upcoming November 4th races.
BATC’s endorsement reflects each candidate’s commitment to a strong housing market and the belief that just as each home is important to the family that lives in it, housing is essential to the local, state and national economies. We are confident that these candidates are pro-housing leaders who share BATC’s goals of a balanced regulatory structure, housing choice, affordability for all, and economic strength for Minnesota.
BATC 2014 Candidate Endorsements
House Candidates – District/Cities
Rep Joyce Peppin 34A – Rogers
Rep Kurt Daudt 31A – Crown
Rep Tim Sanders 37B – Blaine
Rep Jen Loon 48B – Eden Prairie
Rep Joe Hoppe 47B – Chanhassen
Rep Mark Uglem 36A – Champlin/Coon Rapids
Rep Jerry Hertaus 33A – West Hennepin/Orono
Rep Nick Zerwas 30A – Elk River
Rep Matt Dean 38B – Mahtomedi
Rep Joe McDonald 29A – Delano
Rep Denny McNamara 54B – Hastings
Rep Pat Garafolo 58B – Farmington
Rep Tara Mack 37A – Apple Valley
Rep Mike Nelson 40A – Brooklyn Park
Rep Peggy Scott 35B – Andover
Rep Sarah Anderson 44A – Plymouth/Wayzata
New House Candidates
Jen Wilson 51B – Eagan
Ryan Rutzick 44B – Hopkins/Minnetonka/Plymouth
Roz Peterson 56B – Lakeville/Burnsville
Stacy Stout 41A – Maplewood/White Bear Lake
Kirk Stensrud 48A – Eden Prairie
Andrea Todd-Harlin 51A – Eagan
Kelly Fenton 53B – Woodbury
BATC’s Criteria Used to Determine its 2014 Endorsements
BATC uses specific criteria to determine its endorsements. These include: the candidate’s demonstrated support for housing issues, leadership on key housing issues, candidate electability, and a strong housing and business voting record for incumbent candidates. For incumbents, support on housing issues was determined by bill and amendment authorship, committee and floor discussion support, voting record and staff/consultant recommendation. For new candidates, BATC staff and member leadership interviewed all new candidates to discuss our industry and measure support on key regulatory and policy issues.