Happy New Year! Our next meeting will be Tuesday, January 7th, 6:30pm, at the Broadway ballroom, 115 · 30th Ave E, in Alexandria. Our main topic will be the upcoming Precinct Caucus. Janet Beihoffer, National Committeewoman of the Republican Party of Minnesota, will be presenting the importance of attending Caucus and getting involved.
Remember that February 4th, 2014 is Minnesota Precinct Caucus night. Douglas County will meet in Alexandria at Jefferson High School at 7:00pm. Doors will be open at 6:30. There is no registration, per se, but you will want to make sure you know what precinct you live in. To find it, go to http://pollfinder.sos.state.mn.us/, type in your Zip Code or County, then find your street number, and click on GO.
The holiday season is upon us. This will likely be my last message to you this calendar year, and I wanted to pass on a heartfelt “Merry Christmas” greeting from my family to yours.
Recently in St. Paul it was reported that our state will have a projected $825 Million dollar surplus after raising taxes on Minnesota consumers, farmers, small business owners, and more. This “surprising growth” of our revenues shouldn’t surprise anyone. With the Majority raising $2.1 billion in new taxes last spring, which I did not support, a “surplus” could be expected with such a hefty increase in taxes.
With about $825 million in the new surplus and with the public’s interest in repealing the new repair tax on consumers and farmers, the small business tax, along with over $1 billion in spending promises, the 2014 session will prove to be interesting one – especially given one party rule that currently exists in the Minnesota legislature.
More troubling news came out this week when 13 DFL senate members or 2012 candidates were levied a large fined for illegal campaign activity in the 2012 campaigns by the Campaign Finance Board (CFB). These were the controversial campaign outcomes where the DFL swept back control of both the Minnesota House and Senate. This complaint had been filed against the DFL before the 2012 general election, but the investigation and the CFB just concluded its investigation this week. It was no Christmas present for the DFL senators/candidates caught up in this illegal campaign activity. You can read more in this article (http://strib.mn/18Un5X7)
As always feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have. Have a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Senator Torrey Westrom
107 State Office Building
St. Paul, MN 55155
I just wanted to take a moment to send you a quick email to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Marilyn and I are blessed to have so many friends in Senate District 8. Please take the time to visit with friends and family members this holiday season. And once again have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
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I hope you are enjoying some quality time with the loved ones in your life during this Christmas season! While it may be cold and snowy outside, I truly love Christmas and the spirit of giving that it brings.
As I pause to remember what’s important in my life, I’m reminded of the wonderful family, friends, and neighbors I have. It’s also a good time to remember those who are less fortunate and to donate your time, treasure, or talent to a local food shelf.
As we celebrate Christmas with our closest family members and friends, I want to thank the brave men and women who are away from their loved ones serving our country in uniform around the world to keep us safe.
From my family to yours, Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas, from the Douglas County Republicans