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Franson seeks reelection in District 8B

State Representative Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, has formally announced her intention to run for a third term for the Minnesota House of Representatives in District 8B, which encompasses northeastern Douglas County and eastern Otter Tail County.

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“I plan to run on my conservative record opposing higher taxes on hard working Minnesota families, fighting the damaging effects of Obamacare in Minnesota, and advocating for the unborn,” said Franson.

Franson, a former childcare provider, has been a leader in the Legislature opposing the unionization of child care providers.

“As a former child care provider, I know firsthand the joys and challenges of caring for young kids during the day,” said Franson. “It’s wrong for vulnerable people like children to be caught up in a political power grab that will only take more money from moms, dads, and child care providers for the sole purpose of filling union coffers.”

Franson passed two bills in the last legislative session. One bill provided an up-front sales tax exemption for capital equipment for businesses. The other bill lifted a regulation on distilleries in Minnesota. Both were signed into law.

Franson currently serves on Health and Human Services Policy Committee, Early Childhood and Youth Development Policy Committee, and Higher Education Finance and Policy Committee.

Al Edenloff

Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  

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