Minneapolis Star-Tribune Endorses Loon

On October 23 2008, Jenifer received the endorsement of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune: “Two admirable candidates have emerged in Eden Prairie to succeed former House GOP majority leader Rep. Erik Paulsen, who is running for the U.S. House. Both would bring strengths to the Legislature. But at a time when the state’s economy needs a boost, our nod goes to the small-business policy expertise of Republican Jenifer Loon.

Loon, 45, most recently a stay-at-home mom, grew up on a South Dakota dairy farm. After college, she spent more than a decade in Washington in a variety of roles, including a stint as chief of staff for the U.S. House Small Business Committee and a lobbyist for a builders’ association. Her husband is a regional official with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

She draws on that background to advocate for tax and regulatory policy changes that would benefit small and start-up businesses. We’re troubled by her opposition to the 2008 transportation bill. But it was heartening to note that she was one of only four Republican legislative candidates endorsed this year by the Conservation Minnesota Voter Fund.”