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FitzSimmons Sworn in as State Representative for St. Michael Area

The representative for House District 30B covers the cities of St. Michael, Albertville, Otsego, Hanover, and a portion of Dayton.

 

Representative David FitzSimmons (R-Albertville) was sworn in at the Capitol Tuesday to begin his work for St. Michael, Albertville, Otsego, Hanover and a portion of Dayton.

"I am humbled by the confidence the voters of my district have expressed in me, and I am ready to represent their best interests," said FitzSimmons in a statement released Tuesday night.

Representing House District 30B, FitzSimmons will serve on the higher education, transportation policy, agriculture policy, and capital investment committees.

FitzSimmons’ priorities include "pushing for highway expansion on key corridors such as I-94 between Rogers and St. Michael, more equitable school funding so that schools in Wright County are not short changed, and a tax and regulation policy that fosters economic growth," the statement said.

"I am looking forward to working with my colleagues locally and in St. Paul to improve our highways, our schools, and our business climate," said FitzSimmons. 

Mike Schoemer January 09, 2013 at 05:11 PM
I'll be catching up with David at the capitol on Monday. More to come!
Rick January 10, 2013 at 03:02 PM
Outstanding. I'm glad David is on the education committee, although is the "higher education" committee college? I would like to hear his take on the levy recently passed in STMA's school district. when I sat in on one of the meetings last year, Senator Koch and Rep McDonald were also in attendance. They as did I heard first hand from a lobbyist (who paid for his services I wonder? Out of the school budget?) about how STMA is getting the shaft with regards to per pupil funding when compared with most other districts in the state. Fortunately, most people know numbers can be easily manipulated. One of the lobbyists recommendations was to have Koch and McDonald petition St. Paul for equitable funding for the district. I hope David can provide insight into this. I also wonder if this school board is "shaking the tree" regarding this issue also or just going through the motions. I would also like to hear Davids opinion on districts receiving temporary federal funding. Personally, "temporary" should be abolished. It's either permanent or nothing. This is one reason cited by this school board for needing the levy imposed is temporary funding ran out and ten teachers would be let go. This is nothing but bait and switch, a scam. Let's get accountability with taxpayer money back into the school system.
JT January 11, 2013 at 01:35 PM
Yes Rick the school levy passed. 14 months ago. Majority rules. Get over it.
JoJo January 13, 2013 at 06:57 AM
Good points, Rick. Let's hope there are improvements this year. Not terribly hopeful with all the same people on the school board, but perhaps Fitz, McDonald and Kiff will bring some fresh perspective and new ideas. I know the school board members are being positive about these three because of the MONEY they think the three will bring them from the state. Not fond of people faking to like others for what others can give them. Hopefully our legislators will be wise about what choices they make...the last thing the district needs is another big pot of money to blow. There should be a dollar for dollar reduction in the levy if the funding formula is changed to give more to STMA. There's no way our district needs more money when they are toying with iPad purchases and such. Keeping up with the Jones's (i.e. Wayzata district) is a very irresponsible way to run a school district!

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