Letter: McNamara has been on the wrong side of history
On Aug. 13, 1973, governor Wendell Anderson made the cover of Time magazine for the “Minnesota Miracle,” a reform in financing of schools and local governments that led to fairer distribution in taxation and education.
In 2013 Governor Dayton and the Minnesota legislature brought another “Minnesota Miracle” known as progress — progress for our children and schools, progress for our middle class workers, progress in jobs and infrastructure, progress for property tax relief.
Representative Denny McNamara is in on the wrong side of history, having voted against all of the above. He voted for non-payment to schools, he voted against middle class tax relief, he voted against raising the minimum wage and against funding needed for infrastructure. He was a representative during two government shutdowns and voted for spending $35 million for the Nicollet Mall, a sculpture garden and the St. Paul Palace Theater.
These are just some of the reasons why I am asking for your vote on Nov. 4. I want to be your representative in District 54B.