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Franson to run for third term

Minnesota State Representative Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, has announced her intention to run for a third term for the Minnesota House of Representatives District 8B, encompassing northeastern Douglas County and eastern Otter Tail County.

“I plan to run on my conservative record opposing higher taxes on hardworking Minnesota families, fighting the damaging effects of Obamacare in Minnesota, and advocating for the unborn,” said Franson.

Franson, a former childcare provider, has been a leader in the legislature opposing the forced unionization of childcare providers.

Although a member of the minority party in the legislature, Franson was able to pass two bills, one providing an upfront sales tax exemption for capital equipment for businesses, and the other  lifting a regulation on distilleries in Minnesota. Both were signed into law.

Franson currently serves on the Health and Human Services Policy Committee, Early Childhood and Youth Development Policy Committee, and Higher Education Finance and Policy Committee.