VOTE KATHLEEN FOWKE FOR SENATE DISTRICT 45 ON NOVEMBER 8TH
Kathleen Fowke is a small business owner who understands the impacts that bad government policies can have on families and businesses alike. She is committed to bringing transparency and solutions to St. Paul so that harmful DFL policies can be overturned and Minnesotans can get back on track. Kathleen will provide real solutions to problems.
Kathleen values a good education and will ensure that all Minnesota children have access to schools that put students first, not teachers’ unions. She loves our beautiful lakes, especially Lake Minnetonka which is in her district and will find ways to protect our natural resources while also promoting energy independence that brings jobs back home and lowers the cost of energy. In Minnetonka car related thefts are up 94%, this is unacceptable and Kathleen will support law enforcement and oppose the DFL’s reckless defund the police rhetoric. Kathleen Fowke will work to keep her constituents safe. She is the right choice for Senate District 45 in November.
SMALL BUSINESS OWNER • ENTREPRENEUR • COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER • REALTOR • LIFELONG MINNESOTAN • MOM
KATHLEEN FOWKE'S PRIORITIES WHEN ELECTED
SHE WILL PROTECT OUR COMMUNITIES
"It is time that we secure our communities and stop the “arrest and release” policy that is happening today. We can and must do better for our families. This year carjackings are out of control, car-related thefts are up 94.7% in Minnetonka alone. Let’s put our community’s safety first by supporting our lawful men and women in uniform. Crime has consequences.
Under my opponent’s watch, we have seen crime soar to new levels while those protecting us are being defunded and devalued.
As your next State Senator, I will write policy that establishes accountability for those that are committing the crimes. Many of the car-related thefts occurring are by those under the age of 18. Let’s protect them from themselves and bring back safe and educational facilities for kids committing these crimes to encourage a new path for themselves while securing our communities (https://kathleenfowkeformn.com/priorities/)."
SHE WILL ELIMINATE RECKLESS TAXATION TO SUPPORT A ROBUST ECONOMY
"It is time to get back to the basics. Our children are falling behind; test scores prove this to be true. We can and must do better. It is imperative that we strengthen the partnership between parents and teachers, we allow for transparency in the classroom, and prepare our children for great career paths post graduation. Let’s bring back vocational training which will allow for prideful employment and outstanding career opportunities.
We need to let our children be children. Grant them the grace of innocence and allow them to receive an education that is packed full of the A, B, C’s and the 1, 2, 3’s. Now is the time that we need to acknowledge that we may not agree on everything, but we must come together for our children’s sake.
The pandemic created a situation where computers and tablets were relied upon as necessary tools to help educate our children. Today, Psychologists have concerns that too much screen time can cause depression and other mental health challenges. The health and safety of our children comes first. It is imperative that we establish screen time limits in the classroom that are consistent with pediatric health professionals’ guidance by age and grade level.
The mental health of our children is paramount. Understanding positive mental health outcomes is a multitiered endeavor. A start is to provide counselors that support our children in the schools.
As your next State Senator, I will support and advocate for legislation that brings back vocational education in our schools. I will ensure transparency exists in the classroom and author policies, with the direction of pediatric health care providers, that establishes safe screen time limits based on age and grade. I will also support legislation that provides access to a school counselor (https://kathleenfowkeformn.com/priorities/)."
SHE WILL FIGHT FOR OUR SENIORS
"Life lessons are better than those read in a textbook. We need to promote policies that support and value our Seniors. I will write and promote policies that protect Seniors from abuse and neglect in senior living facilities, provide extra protections from financial exploitation, and support Seniors’ ability to live independently in their home. I will also push to finally eliminate all state tax on Social Security income in Minnesota.
As your next State Senator, I will sign legislation that eliminates State Social Security Tax once and for all and support legislation that protects Seniors from abuse and neglect (https://kathleenfowkeformn.com/priorities/)."
SHE WILL MAKE LOCAL BUSINESSES OUR PRIORITY
"Supporting our business community is key to the vitality of our state. They employ our neighbors and provide stability to our communities. I recognize that putting reckless pressures on businesses will cause them to fail.
As your next State Senator, I will promote solutions to get our state back on track. This is achieved by: ending the mandates that have created disturbances in the supply chain, making being employed attractive again, and letting the clean, reliable, and affordable energy flow.
I will be an advocate for local business; and encourage the creation of new small businesses in our community and across this great state (https://kathleenfowkeformn.com/priorities/)."
SHE WILL PRIORITIZE TRADES BECAUSE THEY ARE IMPORTANT FOR A SUCCESSFUL TOMORROW
"Let’s inspire those in high school to learn more about the trades. I will advocate for policies that bring back vocational education to the high schools, promote pre-apprenticeship learning, and bring back work programs that allow education through on-the-job training for course credit. Let’s partner with our local businesses to help promote this great career path.
As your next State Senator, I will promote technical training, foster trade awareness and partner with local businesses to establish trade experiences. I will support legislation to bring technical training back to the schools (https://kathleenfowkeformn.com/priorities/)."
SHE WILL UTILIZE RESOURCES
"Our homeland provides what we need to be energy independent and advance us into a cleaner future. Let’s use our resources wisely and not rely on countries that have little-to-no regard for the environment or human labor laws. Let’s deliver affordable, reliable, clean energy to our communities while being responsible stewards of the environment. We must keep advancing to promote new technologies for the future. I am proud to be supported by leaders that continue to reduce carbon emissions.
As your next State Senator, I look forward to working with energy leaders that promote investments in new technologies and give back to our communities through their time and talents. To a cleaner and brighter tomorrow (https://kathleenfowkeformn.com/priorities/)."
"Let’s protect one of the most precious bodies of water in our state, Lake Minnetonka. With 125 miles of shoreline that spans for 14,000 acres of surface water, I believe it is important to implement policies that protect our waters. We are fortunate to be able to enjoy so many beautiful waterways.As your next State Senator, I will be the voice to ensure we protect them all (https://kathleenfowkeformn.com/priorities/)."
SHE WILL KEEP OUR LAKES CLEAN