Kelash Slide Show
Senator Kelash supports legislation to create jobs in Richfield, Bollminton and Minneapolis
Creating New Jobs in Richfield, Bloomington and Minneapolis
Sen. Kelash supported tax reform that will create 1,450 new jobs at the Mall of America.
Creating New Jobs & Preserving Our Cultural Heritage at Fort Snelling
Long neglected Fort Snelling is slowly coming back to life. Federal dollars are being spent to stabilize old buildings and the Boy Scouts of America are completing a new rope and rock climbing recreation facility. Sen. Kelash supported tax credits that will spur new development at the site.
Thank you for your support and trust during my first four years in the State Senate. The hours have been long and the State’s deficit problems have required tough votes for cuts to programs that make Minnesota a great place to live. Our focus should be on promoting good paying jobs and strong economic growth. My work in the Senate has been about creating jobs, encouraging economic development and allowing constituents to let their voices be heard at the Capitol. We need to pass the Governor Dayton’s jobs bill and a bonding bill that fixes our States roads and buildings.
Since the Republicans have taken the majority, the Senate atmosphere has been more combative and uncooperative than during my first two years in the Senate. Unfortunately, this session, the Republicans continue to bring up divisive issues and have gone to great lengths to sidestep the legislative process by offering constitutional amendments to avoid the Governor’s signature. These constitutional amendments include a ban on gay marriage that discriminates against a group of Minnesotans based on their sexual orientation, the Right to Work language that would cripple a unions ability to represent workers, and would require Photo Voter ID that would make it much more difficult for seniors, students and the transient poor to exercise their right to vote. Most constitutional amendments in Minnesota’s past have bi-partisan support before reaching the ballot. These do not have any support from Democrats.
My record in the Senate is clear. I support working men and women in any way I can that improves their lives, their environment and their future opportunities.
I will work hard to earn and abide by the DFL party Endorsement, then continuing my role as a key Democrat in the Senate to regain our majority. I know that as legislators, we will get nothing done without the support of our constituents. I have enjoyed representing Bloomington and Richfield for the last 4 years and I look forward to building upon my relationships and build our state together.