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Brainerd MN 506 James St. / PO Box 974 56401

Carrie Ruud

Age: 60

Current employment: Broker/owner Lakes and Leisure Realty, Inc.

Public office experience: Senator District 4. Mayor of Breezy Point


Party affiliation: Republican

What makes you the most qualfied candidate for the post you’re seeking?:

My experience, work ethic, common sense and leadership abilities make me the most qualified candidate. I am a small business owner, residential property taxpayer, commercial property taxpayer, work full-time and my name has been on both sides of the paycheck. I was the president of the Greater Lakes Association of Realtors and Women’s Realtor of the Year for the state of Minnesota. I am the former mayor of Breezy Point and former senator District 4. My family heritage is veterans and educators with experience from seniors to great grandchildren. I work hard and get the job done.

Taylor Stevenson

Age: 24

Current employment: Substitute Teacher (K-12) in the Brainerd Public School district, 9th grade football and track and field coach

Public office experience: None

Party affiliation: DFL

What makes you the most qualified candidate for the post you’re seeking?:

I was born and raised here and live the challenges that we’re faced with every day. We need excellent and equitable education and I have a real plan to fund it. We can improve our education system by adjusting our funding formula to account for urban-rural disparities and most importantly by restoring the $2.4 billion taken from our schools by a do-nothing legislature. Additionally, the Homestead Property Tax Credit should be restored to alleviate the burden on our homeowners and seniors. Finally, I believe in a common sense, accountable form of government where we listen and work together.