Our Campaign

Shakopee, Jackson Township, and Louisville Township are growing, evolving, and thriving with an incredible mix of rural, urban, and suburban culture. I am running for the Minnesota House District 55A seat to represent us in St Paul.

At the Legislature, I want to work for you. I want to help focus our state government on the future for all of us and our next generations. To accomplish this, our State government must give power back to local governments. This is where the best decisions can be made— closest to the people. Local entities must have a voice on policy and how to best spend our hard-earned dollars.

Workforce Development

Our workforce is the key to Minnesota’s future. We must protect and grow it.

As a State, we do not have the fundamentals in place to support future jobs and workforce development. We must have a functioning transportation system with a mix of both roads and transit to accomplish our goals.

Embracing Our Differences

Minnesota’s diversity is another key to our success. It is unconscionable to me that Minnesota can simultaneously rank second best in the nation for raising a family while also being second worst in the nation for racial inequities.

Collaborative Governing

None of this can happen without the ability to sit down together, find compromise, and govern collaboratively. During my time as Mayor, I was open to connecting with anyone who was willing to work hard to find solutions that were a win for them and a win for Shakopee. It never mattered where they were from, what they wanted to accomplish, or what party they represented. We worked together for the betterment of our community. Period.

The Closing Hours

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Our Family

Blog Posts

Minnesota River Water Quality with Deanna White

By btabke | October 28, 2019

Deanna White of the Clean Water Action Fund joined me for this week’s Shakopee Podcast to discuss actions in Shakopee…

John Strohfus on Hemp Farming in Minnesota

By btabke | October 14, 2019

John Strohfus was the first (recent) hemp farmer in the State of Minnesota and is the owner and founder of…

Advocacy at the MN Capitol w/ Amy Koch

By btabke | September 30, 2019

I am honored to have the Minnesota Senate former Majority Leader, Amy Koch on the podcast today!! I get a…

An Update from Canterbury Park

By btabke | September 16, 2019

Canterbury Park is a long-standing Shakopee entertainment destination and a wonderful resource in our community. Today I talk with Andrew…

Chronic Wasting Disease in Minnesota

By btabke | September 2, 2019

Representative Jamie Becker-Finn joins me for this episode of the Shakopee Podcast to discuss chronic wasting disease in Minnesota’s deer…

Canterbury Park Fundraiser

By btabke | August 19, 2019

Again this year, I invite you to an evening at Canterbury Park for a Tabke for MN fundraiser!! August 22,…