About Jake

About Jake

Dear Friend,

Welcome to my campaign website and thank you for taking the time to learn about me and my campaign. I was born and raised in Saint Paul, Minnesota. I earned my degree in finance from the University of St. Thomas and my law degree from the University of Minnesota. Following the completion of my education, I began working for Congressman Erik Paulsen. First in his Washington D.C office, then right here in Minnesota where I had the privilege to serve many of the constituents of Carver County. Upon moving back to Minnesota, I had my first chance to decide where I wanted to live, begin the next stage of my life and eventually start a family. I chose to move to Chanhassen, because I wanted to move to an area that was not only a great place to live and raise a family, but a place that shared my conservative values.

I am running for the Minnesota Senate because I believe our state needs a fresh voice and a bold vision in the Legislature. I want to bring better solutions to state government. Solutions that offer choice, growth, and prosperity. We can’t keep recycling the same old St. Paul-centric ideas that don’t work for the people of our state.

I believe that in all facets of government, less is more. Government works by the hand of its taxpaying citizens. We know how to best lead our communities, educate our children, run our businesses, and manage our finances. One-size-fits-all solutions are not the answer. Empowering our communities and our citizens is the answer.

Minnesota parents and their children’s teachers know how to best educate our children, not bureaucrats in St. Paul. Small businesses are the lifeblood of our state and local economies, and in order to give them chance to grow, government needs to get out of the way. Individuals are best able to choose their own health care plans, not those being dictated to them by government. Big city transportation projects and social experiments such as the Met Council’s Southwest Light Rail proposal should not be tested on our community. Our citizens deserve well-maintained and proven transportation methods.

I know first-hand the responsibility one has as an elected official and serving the hardworking people of Carver County would be my honor. If elected, I will be the hardest working Senator in St. Paul as I strive to keep government in check and citizens in control. That’s what our forefathers intended, that’s what’s stated in the Constitution, and that is my pledge to you. I want to hear your concerns, please feel free to contact me with any questions you might have. I look forward to talking with you in the coming weeks and for the opportunity to earn your support!