Voters Guide: House District 48B candidate Jenifer Loon

Eden Prairie News

Age: 51

Party: Republican

Address: 10131 Phaeton Drive, Eden Prairie

Family: Husband, Doug (married 25 years); two daughters Erica (21) and Rachel (17)

Education: B.A., government/international affairs from Augustana College, Sioux Falls, S.D.

Employment: 16 years public and private sector work on small business issues; former Chief of Staff, Small Business Committee, U.S. House of Representatives; three terms, Minnesota House

Community involvement: Member, Eden Prairie A.M. Rotary Club and local Chamber of Commerce; 16 year public schools volunteer, former PTO President at Eden Lake Elementary; parishioner, Prairie Lutheran Church.

Contact: , and (952) 829-1792

Explain your platform and why you should be elected:
A strong Minnesota must have a vibrant private sector economy that offers opportunities for all Minnesotans to find good paying jobs, and an educated and skilled workforce ready to seize these opportunities. I believe we can best support the formation of small businesses and the jobs they create by reducing tax and regulatory burdens that stifle this activity. Student-centered reforms to ensure each child is educated to their full potential and our education dollars are achieving high quality results are top priorities for me. My platform is simple — responsible governing that honors our priorities and measures for results, so taxpayers only support essential programs that work.

I have a passion for serving our community, and demonstrated the ability to get things done that matter locally and for all of Minnesota in the six years I have been privileged to represent Eden Prairie. I have authored and passed legislation that eliminated outdated regulations and spurred job growth, repealed ill-conceived business-to-business taxes, and increased opportunities for quality early childhood education. It would be an honor to continue working hard every day to listen to our community’s diverse viewpoints, and make government more effective and less expensive for the citizens of our state.