Masrud to challenge Ortman for SD 47 GOP State Senate nomination

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.


5 Responses to “Masrud to challenge Ortman for SD 47 GOP State Senate nomination”

  1. Sean – Masrud finished 4th in the Primary for Commissioner in 2010. Debbie Boe was 3rd.

  2. Thanks Sean. Is it sad that I remember who came in 3rd and 4th in a Primary over two years ago?

  3. Sounds like more challengers are coming.

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