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I’m encouraging residents of District 10A to vote for Rep. John Ward. I’ve discussed issues with Rep. Ward both in St. Paul and Brainerd. He has always made time available and been respectful, informed and engaged. We haven’t always seen eye to eye. Honestly, that’s the way it should be, because his job is to serve all his constituents. But whether we’ve agreed or disagreed, we know where John Ward stands and why. He is one of us; he lives here, volunteers here, raised his family here, works here.

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We’ve heard that a considerable amount of outside money has targeted Rep. Ward’s seat. What a cynical campaign tactic! It assumes we are foolish enough to allow outside interests to buy our election. Before casting your vote, please go to the State of MN’s legislative website. Review Ward’s votes and issues (his public record.) You will see practical positions regarding job growth and the economy, education, health care, property tax reform, conservation, a pro-Life position, energy policies, veterans services, seniors, 2nd Amendment rights and transportation.

Or stop by www.voteforward.net. Rep. Ward’s endorsements provide evidence that he is not a partisan lawmaker. His endorsements include the MCCL, the NRA, Elementary Principals, MN Small Businesses, Conservation MN, the Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association, the Minnesota Nurses Association, Care Providers of Minnesota, Hospitality Minnesota, and the American Council of Engineering Companies, to name just a few.

Common sense says a representative who has the endorsement of groups from across the political spectrum is someone working hard to serve his entire constituency. We need Rep. Ward’s leadership and expertise in St. Paul. He has a proven record of good legislation for our area. On Nov. 6th, I urge all voters to vote for Rep. John Ward.

Audra Albrecht

Brainerd

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