Minnesota Senate District 48

WHAT'S HAPPENING IN SD48 . . . .

Primary Election August 12 -- If you will be out of town, it's easy to vote absentee. Find out how.

Pitchers and Politics -- Get together with your fellow Republican friends. No fundraising, no speeches, just fun. Our next event is Thursday, July 31at 7PM at the Gold Nugget in Minnetonka. See you there!

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State Senator - SD48
Kirk Stensrud
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Eden Prairie City Council
Sheila Kihne -- Candidate for State Representative - 48B
Jenifer Loon -- Candidate for State Representative - 48B
Note: Neither candidate is endorsed
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July 28 (Monday): CD3 Full Committee Meeting
July 29 (Tuesday): Filing period for municipal elections begins
July 31 (Thursday) 7:00-9:00 PM
Pitchers and Politics
Gold Nugget, Minnetonka
August 4 (Monday): Minnetonka City Council Meeting, 6:30 PM
August 5 (Tuesday): National Night Out
August 12 (Tuesday) 7:00 PM
SD48 Executive Committee Meeting
August 12 (Tuesday): Filing period for municipal elections ends
August 12 (Tuesday): State primary election
August 21 - Labor Day: Minnesota State Fair
August 25 (Monday): Minnetonka City Council Meeting, 6:30 PM
August 28 (Thursday) 7:00-9:00 PM
Pitchers and Politics
Gold Nugget, Minnetonka
September 1 (Monday): Labor Day
September 9 (Tuesday) 7:00 PM
SD48 Full Committee Meeting
September 11 (Thursday): 911 Rememberance
September 15 (Monday): Minnetonka City Council Meeting, 6:30 PM
September 22 (Monday): CD3 Full Committee Meeting
September 25 (Thursday) 7:00-9:00 PM
Pitchers and Politics
Gold Nugget, Minnetonka
September 25 (Thursday): Rosh Hashana
September 29 (Monday): Minnetonka City Council Meeting, 6:30 PM
October 4 (Saturday): Yom Kippur
October 13 (Monday): Columbus Day
October 13 (Monday): Minnetonka City Council Meeting, 6:30 PM
October 14 (Tuesday) 7:00 PM
SD48 Executive Committee Meeting
October 27 (Monday): Minnetonka City Council Meeting, 6:30 PM
October 31 (Friday): Halloween
November 2 (Sunday): Daylight Savings Time Ends
November 4 (Tuesday):
2014 General Election
Vote for State Legislature and Eden Prairie City Council. Polls open until 8:00 PM. To find out where you vote, click here.
November 11 (Tuesday) 7:00 PM
SD48 Executive Committee Meeting
November 10 (Monday): Minnetonka City Council Meeting, 6:30 PM
November 11 (Tuesday): Veterans Day
November 27 (Thursday): Thanksgiving
December 1 (Monday): First Day of Advent
December 1 (Monday): Minnetonka City Council Meeting, 6:30 PM
December 7 (Sunday): Pearl Harbor Remembrance
December 9 (Tuesday) 7:00 PM
SD48 Full Committee Meeting
December 15 (Monday): CD3 Full Committee Meeting
December 15 (Monday): Minnetonka City Council Meeting, 6:30 PM
December 17 (Wednesday): Hanukkah
December 24 (Wednesday): Christmas Eve
December 25 (Thursday): Christmas Day
December 31 (Wednesday): New Year's Eve
January 1, 2015 (Thursday): New Year's Day
January 5 (Monday): Minnetonka City Council Meeting, 6:30 PM
January 13 (Tuesday) 7:00 PM
SD48 Executive Committee Meeting
January 19 (Monday): MLK Day
January 22 (Thursday): 41st anniversary of Roe vs Wade decision
January 26 (Monday): Minnetonka City Council Meeting, 6:30 PM
February 1 (Sunday): Super Bowl, Phoenix, AZ
February 2 (Monday): Groundhog Day
February 6 (Friday): Ronald Reagan's Birthday
UPHOLDING OBAMACARE -- AS WRITTEN -- An appeals court's remedial civics lesson: Laws mean what they say.
AUSTRALIA SHOOTS DOWN CLIMATE LOBBY'S SCARE MONGERING -- Almost a year ago, Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott won a landslide election with a nearly single-issue campaign: repeal the carbon tax.
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NO, WASHINGTON HAS NOT SOLVED THE COUNTRY'S DEBT PROBLEM -- The first step to curing a spending addiction is to admit you have one.
NATIONAL REVIEW: Colorado baker appeals decision requiring him to bake cakes for same-sex weddings.
JOBS CONTINUE TO LEAVE MINNESOTA -- “Minnesota needs a new financial direction. We can't keep raising taxes or threatening to raise taxes and expect companies to stay in Minnesota. Advanced Auto Parts, Cargill, Medtronic and Nash Finch are proof that companies will leave if the taxes are too high.”
SCOTT OTT: Three reasons why the border crisis is much worse than "Obama's Katrina moment."
A CHALLENGER IN 48B -- Sheila Kihne has filed for candidacy in the House District 48B race against incumbent Rep. Jenifer Loon. At the SD48 convention in March, neither candidate received enough votes for endorsement. You can view both candidates websites here: Sheila Kihne -- Jenifer Loon
CONGRESS COULD HAVE EXEMPTED OBAMACARE FROM RFRA -- Instead, the goal was to drag it over the finish line and then change the rules later.
PEGGY NOONAN: A tale of two scandals.
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