Dear Neighbors -
In these difficult times, I am committed to responsible governance and bipartisan progress on
the issues that matter most to our community. We made our home a safer, healthier, and more
affordable place to live. Like you, I want to keep it that way. As you all know, we have
significant challenges facing our state; I will be working hard, on a bipartisan basis, to serve
On November 2, 2010 you elected me to serve you in this District. To those of you who voted for
me, I thank you for your confidence in my ability to represent you. To those of you who did not,
I thank you for your participation in the election and encourage you to discuss your concerns
Your voice, ideas and opinions make me a better legislator. My telephone and email address is
shown at the top of this page, please let me hear from you!
Together we must continue to work on -
- New jobs in our economy and infrastructure
- Laying the groundwork for long-term economic development and growth
- Health care reforms to cover all people at a lower cost
District 39A (now 52A)
: I send regular updates on topics of interest to
you regarding the legislative process and legislative events and milestones. These Legislative Updates are
posted on this website - see below. As always, please do not hesitate to email or call me if you have any
questions. To signup for direct emails of these Legislative Updates, click
and enter your email in the provided input box.
Political Contribution Refund
Individuals who contribute after June 30, 2013, to a registered political party or to a state
level partisan candidate who has agreed to limit expenditures are eligible to apply for a
refund of their contribution. For purposes of the political contribution refund (PCR) program,
only monetary contributions qualify for the refund. Receipts forms may not be issued to
contributors who donate goods or services.
The maximum refund contributors may receive is $50 per person or $100 for married couples. The
program is available to individuals who are eligible to vote in Minnesota. Those individuals
may file only one refund application per year and there is no opportunity to amend the PCR.
To receive a refund, a contributor must:
- Get a receipt from the political party or candidate to whom the contribution was
- Fill out Form PCR (for the year in which the contribution was made), which can be
obtained from the Minnesota Department of Revenue.
- Attach the receipt to the application (Form PCR) for the appropriate year.
- Mail the application form and receipt to the Minnesota Department of Revenue at:
Minnesota Political Contribution Refund
Minnesota Department of Revenue
St. Paul, MN 55146-1800
The refund program is not tied to the state income tax form. PCR forms must be filed
separately. A taxpayer may file a claim for the PCR immediately after making the contribution.
Claims for contributions made during one calendar year may be filed during that calendar year
and must be filed not later than April 15th of the next calendar year.