2012 Election Guide: Your Source for Information on Eagan Candidates

Your one-stop shop for candidate profiles, questionnaires and debate coverage through Nov. 6.

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With just a handful of days left before the Nov. 6 election, the campaigning, mudslinging and political advertisements have reached a fever pitch. So how do you separate all that rhetoric from the facts, and stay informed regarding your choice of local and state candidates in the 2012 election?

Eagan Patch is here to help. Over the last several months, we've dutifully catalogued the twists and turns of the election cycle, and have compiled information on each of your local and state candidates.

To stay informed on daily election-related political news, letters to the editor or campaign announcements, check out our 2012 Election Guide news section.

To learn more about each of the Eagan City Council, House District 51A, 51B or Senate District 51 candidates, click the links below for their biographical information.

Eagan City Council

Senate District 51

House District 51A

House District 51B

Second Congressional District

To help voters learn more about Eagan City Council, House District 51A, House District 51B and Senate District 51 candidates, Eagan Patch also asked all candidates to submit their responses to a set of questions regarding their views and accomplishments. Here is what they had to say:

  • Q&A: Masin Believes Current Legislature Unable to Address Minnesota's Needs
  • Q&A: Carlson Wants to Bring Back Ethics and Honesty Back into Politics
  • Q&A: Tilley Believes Redevelopment and Sustainability Are Pressing Issues in Eagan

Interested in our debate coverage? Look no further. Below are links to our coverage of local political forums:

  • Eagan Senate and House Candidates Come Out Swinging at Political Forum
  • Is the Local GOP MIA? Burnsville-Eagan Conservatives Absent from Forum
  • Kline on Defensive in First Debate with Obermueller

Check back with Eagan Patch frequently; we'll be updating this page as more news becomes available. And on election night, make sure to tune in with Patch for all-day, up-to-the-minute coverage.

Grace Kelly November 05, 2012 at 03:17 PM
When our state budget was balanced by borrowing over 2 billion from schools, then how can Republicans claim a surplus when that borrowing is still unpaid? Even better how can Republicans claim that school funding has "increased" when they just raised the amount that that schools can spend per pupil, while at the same time not paying the schools. The Republicans really did direct schools to just borrow the money. It is Democrats who believe in education. It is Democrats who believe that an educated workforce will attract more of the innovative new businesses that have driven all of Minnesota's job growth for the last ten years. Republicans take credit for jobs by claiming all the new jobs come from the richest of the richest. They have vowed to cut taxes on those richest 1%. At the same time your property taxes, your sales taxes and all kinds of fees (hidden taxes) increase. Studies do show that the richest of the rich to do create new jobs - abroad in places like China, not here. It is Democrats who believe in local jobs and the local economy. It is Democrats who believe in make Minnesota better. Your choices are Democrats who believe in education and new jobs from innovation or Republicans who claim surpluses that don't exist and who believe that schools are piggy banks to be raided for money. Your choices are Democrats who believe in local jobs or Republicans who cut taxes for the richest of the rich, creating jobs in places like China.
Sharpie November 05, 2012 at 08:19 PM
MUST read: "Support for Kill List and NDAA make Obama and Romney Unfit for Office" http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/reawakening-liberty/2012/nov/2/support-kill-list-and-ndaa-make-obama-and-romney-u/ Make a special note to watch the Free and Equal Election Debate between third party Presidential candidates, Gov. Gary Johnson (Libertarian) and Dr. Jill Stein (Green) to be aired tonight on Monday evening, Nov. 5th from 9:00 - 10:30 pm Eastern Time. Perform a worthwhile civic duty, and be certain to listen in on this historic debate so that you can make an informed decision on voting day. Third party candidates who will be on the ballot in most states deserve to be heard. It is a violation of the 1st Amendament rights of third party candidates, and a violation of the free speech rights of every American, for their voices to be silenced. http://freeandequal.org/?v=1


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