PRIOR LAKE, MN — The 2020 election is heating up in Minnesota and there are plenty of races with candidates eager to serve in elected office. Eyes are primarily focused on the presidential election, but voters will also decide the outcome of seats in the United States House.
Patch asked candidates to answer questions about their campaigns and will be publishing candidate profiles as election day draws near.
Tyler Kistner, a Prior Lake resident, is running for U.S. House of Representatives District 2.
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Party affiliation: Republican Party
Family: Wife – Marie, Daughter – Elodie (3 Years Old)
Occupation: Marine Corps Special Operations Forces Officer (9 years in the Marine Corp)
Previous elected experience: None
Family members in government: No
The single most pressing issue facing our state is _______, and this is what I intend to do about it.
We need to reopen our economy and get people back to work. Too many small businesses in Minnesota are suffering because they can’t reopen at full capacity. Many of our local restaurants in particular are only allowed to serve customers at 50 percent capacity and this is simply unacceptable. When elected I will work with other lawmakers to get these businesses fully open so they can provide for their families.
What are the critical differences between you and the other candidates seeking this post?
I am the only candidate in this race who wants to fully re-open our economy back up. I am the only candidate that supports our law enforcement and I have backed our local police departments 100 percent. I am the only candidate in this race who is actually following the rule of law as my opponent is trying to overturn a state law, implemented