Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Tom Anzelc seeks re-election after successful term

Rep. Tom Anzelc is asking for another term as state representative for Itasca and Cass counties. A successful legislative session saw Anzelc win funding for major expansions to the Reif Center and Grand Rapids YMCA, and his efforts aided recent job growth at private companies like Magnetation. He was a leader in raising the minimum wage for people willing to work hard to provide for their families, while ensuring that constituents have access to proper health care and are able to maintain their constitutional rights and northern Minnesota traditions.

Anzelc was endorsed by the DFL party for another term. He filed for re-election in early June. He now faces the 2014 election with a sense of optimism and as an opportunity to talk about the future of northern Minnesota with voters.

"We got a lot done for northern Minnesota these last couple years," said Anzelc. "But I'm more interested in talking about what's left to do. We need to push for new kinds of economic growth. We need affordable college education. We don't want to strip people's health care away, or turn away new jobs by starving off communities. It's time to keep making progress. I happen to believe we live in the best part of northern Minnesota and I want to keep it strong."

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Thanks to the voters of District 5B!

Thank you!

I am honored to have been chosen by the people of northern Minnesota to serve in the legislature. Whether I earned your vote or not, I hope to serve all of the people of District 5B during the upcoming session. Please let me know how I can help.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Tom's message is clear: the people need a voice

Outside groups like the "Coalition for Minnesota Businesses PAC" and the Republican Party have spent tens of thousands of dollars misleading Itasca and Cass County voters about Tom Anzelc's record. You've probably received dozens of nasty mail pieces and stilted phone calls from people who clearly don't live here and often can't even pronounce their own candidate's name.

Tom has a message that's clear. He's going to fight to restore the homestead property tax credit, something his opponent voted to end. He's going to restore funding to the schools and create a stable, sustainable, fiscally responsible way to fund schools from here on out. He'll spend his time talking about jobs and schools, not divisive social issues.

Tom's opponent has been telling people that she's concerned about big Twin Cities corporations if we make them pay their fair share of taxes. Even though property taxes, tuition and fees have gone up on people who actually live in District 5B, she's worried about a handful of people who live in expensive suburbs, who already have representation in the legislature and the ability to hire countless lobbyists.

Tom Anzelc will do the job that needs to be done: represent the people of northern Minnesota.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Tune in to the KAXE debate Thursday morning

Tom will debate his opponent on the KAXE Morning Show in Grand Rapids Thursday, Oct. 25, at 8:15 a.m. You can listen online at www.kaxe.org or on 91.7 FM.

Tom will continue to share his plans to pay back our public schools, restore the homestead property tax credit and stand up for the people and communities of northern Minnesota.

Students in Grand Rapids show Rep. Tom Anzelc the technology they use to learn in the classroom. Anzelc is endorsed by public school teachers because they know he has stood up for kids and teachers in St. Paul.