The Grand Rapids Herald Review reports…
Former Itasca County Sheriff Pat Medure announced that he is a candidate for the District 5B seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives, serving most of Itasca County and a portion of Cass County.
Here’s what he says about broadband…
“My ability to network and work with people who hold many different ideas and opinions will be an asset at the state legislative level,” said Medure.
Much of his work will focus on several areas including: Education, job creation, broadband, transportation and infrastructure, healthcare and government transparency.
In education, he supports continued investment in K-12 and post-secondary as well as technical education programs; universal pre-K investment and affordable day care; increased access to quality early childhood programs; education accessibility regardless of geography and sustainable future funding.
Some of his ideas in terms of job creation are to work with main street businesses (local innovation programs); tie broadband efforts to job creation, especially in rural areas and sustainable funding for transportation.