To the Editor:
Elections are about differences. To all reports both David Gaither and Terri Bonoff, the candidates for State Senate in Senate District 44 (roughly Plymouth and Minnetonka), are nice people. They both support education reform. They both care about the district. So what separates them? What are the differences? Why should you vote for one over the other? One word. Government.
Bonoff’s record suggests that she thinks the government isn't big enough. She’s voted for more and better-paid bureaucrats administering more laws and regulations. And she’s voted for more taxes to pay for all that. Don’t take my word for it. Google her voting record. Gaither takes a different view. He is a small businessman that understands how too much red tape gets in the way of opportunity.
He will fight to slow the growth of government and insist that it live within its means just like the rest of us. If you think our current state government, the biggest we’ve ever had, still isn’t big enough, then you should vote for Bonoff. If you think Mark Dayton should have a blank check to help Barack Obama spread the wealth around, vote for Bonoff, who was one of Obama's biggest fundraisers in the state of Minnesota.
If, on the other hand, you think we're taxed and regulated enough already then you should vote for David Gaither. Elections are about differences. The role of government is the difference in this election. Vote accordingly.