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Hancock deserves to go back to St. Paul

Recently I received a mailer discussing State Rep. Dave Hancock’s voting record from this past legislative session. Curiously, several things were left out.

Rep. Hancock increased property tax relief by nearly $30 million for middle-class homeowners. He voted to shield a portion of each homestead’s value from property tax – in fact 32 percent of homeowners saw a decline in property taxes this year. Homeowner property taxes are projected to decline next year as well due to legislation supported by our Rep. Dave Hancock.

Rep. Hancock was also a staunch supporter of job creation the past two years. He voted to keep jobs in northern Minnesota by reducing property taxes on Main Street businesses. Rep. Hancock supported, and voted for, legislation making it easier for veterans to obtain employment – just one way to say thank you to them for defending our freedom. He consistently opposed tax proposals which would have resulted in reduced wages, lost jobs and higher prices for consumers throughout Minnesota.

On top of all this, the budget Rep. Hancock supported turned a $6.2 billion deficit into a $1.2 billion surplus – which is growing by the day. Rep. Hancock’s record speaks for itself: lower taxes, higher employment and a lower deficit. Let’s return him to St. Paul to keep up the good work.