Chaska resident Kevin Masrud has announced his intention to run for the Republican nomination for State Senate, challenging incumbent State Senator Julianne Ortman.
Masrud previously ran a write-in campaign for the U.S. House of Representatives in 2008 and placed
third fourth [updated 2 p.m. 3/5] in the primary for Carver County Commissioner District 3 in 2010.
On the campaign’s Facebook site, Masrud recites his platform:
Limited government: Government’s purpose is not to provide everything we need or want. Its purpose is to secure the blessings of Liberty, establish justice, and ensure domestic tranquility.
Education: We don’t want socialized health care; why would we want socialized education? Education can be improved by introducing the free market and competition.
Pro-Life: Life begins at conception. Without life you cannot have liberty. The role of the State is to secure liberty by protecting life.
2nd Amendment: The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. What part of “shall not” don’t they get? I fully support the right of the people.
Property Rights: Eminent domain is a last resort to be used for public projects only. Condemning your neighbor’s property to provide land for developers is unconscionable.