Dear Neighbors,

Thank you for the privilege of serving as your state representative. I appreciate your support, your visits to the Capitol, your thoughtful emails and your phone calls!

In March, I was thrilled to receive the unanimous endorsement of local Republican delegates to seek re-election to the legislature in 2018 from House District 38A. I look forward to meeting more folks from 38A while campaigning for office in Blaine (southeast corner), Centerville, Circle Pines, Hugo (northeast portion), Lexington, and Lino Lakes.

As state representative, I’m driven by concerns that state government has become too big and unaccountable, that unelected bodies such as the Met Council and state agencies aren’t responsive to elected representatives or taxpayers, and that state problems too often get solved by spending more taxpayer money.

Minnesota has a legacy as a strong state both economically and educationally. But this legacy is being challenged by the expansion and increasing cost of Medicaid which threatens all other state spending, a shortage of skilled workers that hampers our economic growth, and excessive state taxation and regulation that is driving wealth and civic leadership from our state.

All these issues should be of concern to Minnesotans as we go to the polls in November to elect a governor, two U.S. senators, eight U.S. Congressman, and all 134 members of the Minnesota House of Representatives.

Please feel free to give me a call or send me an email on any state-related issue. Your thoughts on any legislation needed is also appreciated. My email is lrunbeck@comcast.net, and my phone is 651-296-2907.  I hope I can count on your vote.

Sincerely,

Linda Runbeck, State Representative