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County Republicans hold state senate debate

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Chaska Herald, posted Monday, January 11, 2016

The Republican candidates for Senate District 47 will debate on Thursday, Jan. 28.

Jake Coleman, of Chanhassen, and Scott Jensen, of Chaska, are both set to attend the debate, according to a Carver County Republicans press release. The Senate seat is currently held by Sen. Julianne Ortman, of Chanhassen, who has declared she will not seek re-election.

Coleman has a juris doctor degree from the University of Minnesota Law School. During the past four years, Coleman has served in the Office of U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen. He is the son of former U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman.

Jensen, is a physician, a former local chairman of the Republican Party and former school board member in Waconia School District.

“As a Republican District, we will have an opportunity to listen to the candidates who will defeat the Democrats and represent us in the Minnesota Senate. Will it be Mr. Jake Coleman or Dr. Scott Jensen?” states a press release.

Walter Hudson, who will moderate the event, operates the PJ Media Blog, has substituted on the Sue Jeffers show and is a frequent contributor on the “Up & At’em” morning radio show,” according to the press release.

Submit questions for the debate to felong59@gmail.com, with “47 debate” in the subject line. Questions will also be taken at the debate. They will be reviewed and asked in the order submitted. Phrase question so they can be asked of both candidates.

The event schedule is: social hour/supper, 5:30-6:30 p.m. (Menu choices at carvergop.org.); 6:30-7 p.m., program opens; 7-8:30 p.m., debate forum.

The debate will be held at Island View Country Club 7795 Laketown Parkway, Waconia. A $5-10 donation is suggested.

Minnesota’s precinct caucuses will be held 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 1.

Coleman announces bid for state senate seat

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Chanhassen Villager

Posted: Tuesday, September 15, 2015 11:08 am

 

Chanhassen resident Jake Coleman has announced plans to seek the Republican endorsement for the District 47 seat in the Minnesota Senate.

The Senate seat is currently held by Sen. Julianne Ortman, of Chanhassen, who has declared she will not seek re-election next fall. District 47 covers most of Carver County.

Coleman, a first-time candidate and the son of former U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman, received a degree in finance from the University of St. Thomas. He also has a juris doctor degree from the University of Minnesota Law School. During the past four years, Coleman has served in the Office of U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen.

As a new candidate, Coleman said in a news release he is eager to listen to the concerns of Carver County residents.

“I’m deeply grateful for the many in people Carver County who have fought for our shared conservative values for many years. I want to first listen to you and hear your perspective and concerns as I hope to carry on our fight together,” said Coleman. “I also know that we need to get more people involved and reach out to younger voters – the next generation of leaders.”

Coleman said his campaign will focus on the future and on making Minnesota a better place to live, work, and raise a family.

In addition to changing the way the Legislature spends tax dollars, Coleman said he wants to enact policy reforms including eliminating the Met Council, changing the way teacher retention decisions are made, and protecting the unborn.

Coleman has agreed to abide by the Republican endorsement for Senate District 47.

Scott Jensen, a former local chairman of the Republican Party and former school board member in Waconia School District, previously announced his intention to seek the Republican nomination the position.