Thank you for the privilege of serving you in the Minnesota House of Representatives.
For the past 5 years, I have worked hard to represent the concerns of families in north-central Minnesota. During that time, I have focused my efforts on issues critical to our communities including education, agriculture, health care, transportation, taxes and keeping our main street businesses thriving.
Through it all, I have been inspired by your willingness to share your concerns, ideas and suggestions for improving state government.
Our state and nation face many challenges in the years ahead and I am asking for your support and vote to continue to work on these important issues. In return, I pledge that I will never lose sight of why you sent me to the Capitol; to stand and speak out for all the people who call our district home.
The District 8B seat is your voice at the Capitol and I would be honored to continue to serve on your behalf.
Get to Know
Mary Franson was born and raised in the rural area of Saginaw near Duluth. She grew up on an 80-acre hobby farm and graduated from AlBrook High School. After high school she continued her education at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. Mary worked her way through college and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and a minor in Humanities.
Mary lives in Alexandria with her three children: Helena (17), Karl (10), and Kahllin (8). Her family attends Alexandria Covenant Church.
where mary stands
Pro-Life, Pro-FamilyMary is a pro-life advocate from conception to natural death. Mary is opposed to taxpayer funding of abortion and the heinous practice of partial-birth abortion. Mary supports adoption and programs to ease the adoption process.
Job CreationCreating a favorable small business climate is key to job growth. Mary Franson has been a champion of legislation to enact a favorable tax and investment climate for entrepreneurs and small business owners. Mary has worked to remove regulations that stifle business growth and expansion. When our small-town main streets prosper, we all prosper!
Strengthening our EconomyMary Franson understands that families are being squeezed by tough economic times, job losses, stagnant wages and reduced home values. Mary believes state government should hold the line on tax increases and live within its means – just like families in Douglas and Otter Tail counties do every day.
North Central Minnesota – Our HomeThe friendly small towns, clean lakes and rivers, beautiful forests, hunting, fishing, boating and snowmobiling are why we live in Minnesota. Mary Franson will protect our environment, allow responsible use of our natural resources and proudly defend our way of life.
Ensuring Affordable Health CareMNsure, the Obamacare health insurance exchange in Minnesota, has been a failure. Before MNsure, Minnesota had one of the best health care systems in the world, but our nation leading system has been damaged. Mary supports free market based health insurance reforms to make insurance more accessible and affordable through competition in the health insurance market – not through a government takeover.
Standing Up for Family Farmers and AgricultureWhen Minnesota’s ag economy is healthy, our main streets, schools, churches and civic organizations are healthy. Mary knows farmers are the best stewards of the land. She will work to roll back excessive state regulations and ensure the PCA, DNR and Department of Agriculture serve as partners who assist – not hinder – farmers and their ag operations.
Making Good Schools Even BetterSchools in Douglas and Otter Tail counties receive thousands less per student than schools in the metro area. Mary Franson will work to secure fair education funding and ensure there is reform and accountability for every dollar spent. Mary supports high academic standards and challenging coursework to prepare students to compete in the global economy.
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2740 Le Homme Dieu Hts NE
Alexandria, MN 56308
At the Capitol: (constituent and legislative business)
211 State Office Building
100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55155
651.296.3201 or 800.709.0796