Paid Political Letter - Keep Torrey Westrom working for usAs someone who has spent most of my life in public education in District 11A, I am writing to urge voters to keep Torrey Westrom working for us at the State Capitol.
To the editor:
As someone who has spent most of my life in public education in District 11A, I am writing to urge voters to keep Torrey Westrom working for us at the State Capitol. I have had the pleasure of working with him. I always appreciated his accessibility and his willingness to meet with teachers or administrators when needed.
State Representative Torrey Westrom understands the importance of investing in rural schools and in the future of young Minnesotans. He has a track record of supporting the education funding legislation each biennium. Torrey also spoke up in 2009-2010 against DFL proposed education cuts for rural schools and was part of the reason K-12 funding did not get cut as the state set forth priorities in balancing their budget.
Westrom believes a “student is a student” and should be funded equally. This is why he continuously supports reform efforts to redistribute unique pots of money targeted only for Twin City schools – and give those dollars to every student statewide. Unfortunately, this effort was blocked again by the DFL legislators in the past two years. However, Torrey will keep fighting for what is right.
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