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MN Gun Owners PAC endorses Jake Coleman

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March 17, 2016

MN GUN OWNERS PAC ENDORSES JAKE COLEMAN FOR STATE SENATOR IN SENATE DISTRICT 47

The Minnesota Gun Owners Political Action Committee today announced their endorsement of Jake Coleman for State Senator in Senate District 47.

“Throughout his campaign, Jake has shown an impressive depth of knowledge of the Second Amendment and a firm understanding of the concerns of Minnesota’s two-and-a-half-million law-abiding gun owners, “ said Bryan Strawser, Executive Director.

“Jake has made Second Amendment issues a key plank in his platform, “ added Rob Doar, Political Director. “I have no doubt he will be one of the strongest advocates for the constitutional rights of gun owners in the Minnesota Senate. We urge all residents of Senate District 47 who believe in the Second Amendment to vote for Jake Coleman.”

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Coleman Statement on Governor Dayton’s Supplemental Budget Proposal

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March 15, 2016

COLEMAN STATEMENT ON GOVERNOR DAYTON’S SUPPLEMENTAL BUDGET PROPOSAL

CHANHASSEN, MN – Jake Coleman, candidate for Minnesota Senate District 47 in Carver County, issued the following statement in response to Governor Dayton proposing $698 million supplemental budget proposal.

“With state government fully funded through June of 2017, there is no reason to spend more of the hard-earned tax dollars of Minnesotans for this budget cycle,” said Coleman. “The surplus money sitting in government coffers in St. Paul should be used for one thing only – tax relief for Minnesotans.”

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Jake Coleman calls for creation of Minnesota legislative task force to combat terror recruitment

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February 23, 2016

JAKE COLEMAN CALLS FOR CREATION OF MINNESOTA LEGISLATIVE TASK FORCE TO COMBAT TERROR RECRUITMENT

GOP Senate candidate says time for Legislature to “get into the fight”

(Carver County) – Jake Coleman, a candidate for GOP endorsement in Senate District 47, today said he will push legislative leaders to create a joint House-Senate Terrorism Task Force to combat the growing threat posed by ISIS and other terrorist groups recruitment of young Minnesota men and women.

“The threat of homegrown terrorism is in our backyard and it’s time the Minnesota Legislature gets into the fight to protect our state,” said Coleman, who warned, “We are no longer thousands of miles away from the threat. It is in our communities, near our schools, our places of worship and our businesses. Hoping it goes away is not a strategy, nor is putting our faith in a President who refuses to accept the global war on terror is not over.”

Coleman outlined specific goals for the Task Force, including greater coordination among federal, state, and local law enforcement; investing smartly in recruitment intervention programs; and providing support for families and communities to create economic, social and cultural opportunities for young Minnesotans being targeted by terror groups.

The Task Force would also develop a comprehensive anti-terrorism strategy that recognizes Minnesota’s unique position as “ground zero” in domestic recruitment by ISIS.

While some have called for small increases in funding for anti-radicalization programs, Coleman argued, “We can’t just throw more money at the problem. A coordinated plan that ensures taxpayer dollars are used effectively is key to protecting the families in our state.”

Coleman’s call for a joint Terrorism Task Force comes just weeks after federal authorities in Minnesota put forward an untested proposal to release ISIS recruits on probation. “The last thing Minnesota should do is coddle these aspiring terrorists and if elected to the State Senate I will block this effort and make protecting our communities a top priority.”

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Jake Coleman lives in Chanhassen and is a candidate for the Senate seat in District 47.

Jake Coleman calls for special investigation into MNSure waste and abuse

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February 17, 2016

JAKE COLEMAN CALLS FOR SPECIAL INVESTIGATION INTO MNSURE WASTE AND ABUSE

GOP Senate candidate seeks answers to role of Governor’s Office and DFL leaders in failed oversight of troubled health care program

(Carver County) – Jake Coleman, a candidate for GOP endorsement in Senate District 47, today sent a letter to the Minnesota Office of the Legislative Auditor calling for them to open a deeper investigation into the role the Governor’s Office and DFL legislative leaders may have played in the failed oversight of the troubled MNsure health care plan.

“MNsure has been a failure from the beginning, but the discovery of nearly $300 million of potential fraud demands a fuller investigation into why the system failed repeatedly and what DFL leaders and staff in the legislature and Governor’s Office knew and when they knew it,” said Coleman.

“Taxpayers need accountability. There are millions of taxpayer dollars at risk, and we need answers now,” said Coleman, who pointed to a new federal report showing MNsure leaders have known about these problems from the very beginning.

That report found MNsure has been registering ineligible recipients since its 2013 rollout. MNsure has admitted some of these issues remain unresolved, but taxpayers have yet to be given a full accounting of why their hard-earned money was wasted. A separate audit shows MNsure may have overpaid more than $271 million during the first half of 2015.

“While I applaud the Legislative Auditor for their initial investigation,” said Coleman, “there is undoubtedly a trove of communication between the Governor, DFL leadership, their staff, and MNsure, that would give us a fuller picture of what went wrong, what continues to go wrong, and what they have done to withhold that information from the public.”

According to Coleman’s letter, if suspected criminal conduct is uncovered by the Legislative Auditor, the Attorney General’s office should begin a full-scale investigation.

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Jake Coleman lives in Chanhassen and is a candidate for the Senate seat in District 47.

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.