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League of Women Voters – Voter Guide

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Candidate Name: Chris Wright
Party: Grassroots
City: Edina
Occupation: Computer Technician
Campaign Website: www.votewright.org
General information email address: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Education: Washburn High School; University of Minnesota; Northwestern Electronics Institute


1. What are your budget priorities for the next biennium and why?

Let’s answer this with a question.  Why did Tim Pawlenty and Roger Moe oppose Governor Ventura’s fix to our State’s STRUCTURAL BUDGET DEFICIT after the 9-11 economic depression?

Why?  Because Jesse Ventura had the courage to propose tax increases and spending cuts in a non-budget year.  But, No-New-Tax-Pledge Pawlenty and Roger Moe were both running for governor and deliberately postponed this nasty fiscal reckoning thereafter.

Never has there been such bipartisan support for overriding a governor’s veto while shamefully papering over the red ink.

I’m thoroughly dismayed.  Who votes for these major party sellouts?  VOTE WRIGHT!


2. What measures should the state take to promote economic development and create jobs in Minnesota?

No one can spend their way out of debt unless they’re spending their money to find a job.

So let’s rebuild our transportation infrastructure.  Let’s build our energy independence infrastructure.  Let’s keep our energy dollars in Minnesota instead of exporting our money to coal, oil and gas producing states.  This would create farm jobs, manufacturing jobs, and engineering jobs.

Let’s legalize hemp for all its uses.  Hemp has uses for food, fuel, medicine, clothing, paper, lumber and hundreds of different products.

Hemp for jobs!  Hemp for revenue!  Hemp for energy independence!  Vote HEMP FOR VICTORY!  VOTE WRIGHT


3. What are your solutions for the energy needs of the future?

Let’s create a bridge from the fossil fuel age to the renewable age.

Using a refining process known as biomass gasification we can produce a substitute for natural gas, coal and oil in a carbon neutral fashion simultaneously cleaning the land, air and water.

Simply stated, instead of boiling oil, let’s cook biomass carbon feedstocks like hemp, switchgrass and municipal waste to produce bio-gasoline.

Let’s build hydrogen hydride storage stations to transform intermittent electrical power sources, like wind and solar, into constant power sources that can also supply a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle thus making Minnesota first in energy independence.


4.  How do you see the future of agriculture in Minnesota in light of obesity and hunger?

Agribusiness has reduced the cost of beef and processed foods that produce diseases like obesity.  Ironically, hungry families feel driven to buy these inexpensive corn-based products.

Agribusiness has increased profits through patented genetically modified organisms (GMO’s) making farmers dependent on these monopolies for their seed.  This bio-piracy has driven small family farmers out of business, including hungry subsistence farmers worldwide.

Minnesota needs biodiversity, food security and sustainable agriculture.  Let’s promote public domain plant breeding and organic seed production.  Let’s promote the purchase of organically produced foods that don’t abuse livestock and seek reforms that end hunger without obesity.


5. What would you do to ensure quality public education for Minnesota students?

Thomas Jefferson believed in providing college education, “at the common expence of all.”

Our greatest resource is our people. I propose a fundamental right to education. 

Government should be supportive of children, families and parenthood.  Why tie down

families and children with debt in search of the American dream? Let’s publicly educate our population from cradle to college.

Let’s combine Early Childhood Education with municipal daycare staffed by personnel with secondary vocational qualifications. Daycare fees should be charged on a percentage basis and the indigent should be exempt from fees. Let’s have before and after school care until age ten.


6. What is your view of Minnesota aid to local governments, and what pros and/or cons of this program do you see?

Local Government Aid (LGA) to cities was meant to ensure that cities with less property wealth were able to provide basic services like police and fire.  Often cost control incentives are missing since local officials don’t have to justify expenditures to local taxpayers.

Often LGA is distributed to cities that can provide services and, yet, they spend more on those services.  In the long run LGA must be reformed fundamentally.

Greater Minnesota experiences higher unemployment and declining population for which the Minnesota Miracle of LGA was designed to alleviate.

I propose a non-partisan Governor’s Commission on LGA Reform.


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