Westrom files for re-electionState Representative Torrey Westrom filed in his home town of Elbow Lake at the Grant County Courthouse last Tuesday for re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives.
State Representative Torrey Westrom filed in his home town of Elbow Lake at the Grant County Courthouse last Tuesday for re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives.
Westrom said he looks forward to this November’s election since the things he’s been working to accomplish in the House match public sentiment.
“The things I’m promoting are the same things people on the street are saying we need to do,” Westrom said. “People tell me families’ budgets are hurting and we need to prevent tax increases, help people return to work, and quit getting in the way of small businesses.”
Westrom said that fixing the General Assistance Medical Care (GAMC) program this session and saving taxpayers $700 million the next two years was a start. “But there’s more we could do, including passing legislation and enacting several more reforms that have been proposed to save the taxpayers millions and millions of dollars,” he said.
He said that ideas range from simple concepts of selling off excess state land, privatizing some of the state prison needs with the prison in Appleton, exact drug testing for persons before they could receive welfare and stop giving state subsidies to persons with incomes of $50,000 to $100,000 incomes.
“Common sense government is what people are clamoring for and government is not exempt from the tough times we have all faced during this economic downturn,” Westrom said.
Westrom currently serves on four committees: Energy Finance and Policy Division, Civil Justice, Rules and Legislative Administration, and Ways and Means.