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NRA-PVF

The Honorable Mark Koran 35855 Lincoln Rd North Branch, MN 55056 Dear Senator Koran: On behalf of NRA members in Minnesota State Senate District 28, I am pleased to announce your NRA-PVF “A” rating and endorsement for the 2022 Minnesota General Election. This endorsement is a reflection of your steadfast support of the Second Amendment and excellent voting record on firearm-related issues during your tenure in the Legislature. Our members will interpret your “A” rating and endorsement as being a solid pro-gun/pro-hunting candidate who is an advocate for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms. Please feel free to communicate your rating and endorsement to the voters of State Senate District 28. Congratulations again on your “A” rating and [...]

NRA-PVF2022-10-25T19:07:54-05:00

MN Retailers IMPACT

Sen. Koran: I am pleased to inform you that the Mn Retailers IMPACT political fund has chosen to endorse your candidacy. Mn Retailers IMPACT recognizes you for your support of retailers in Minnesota and thanks you for your actions demonstrating a commitment to the success of the industry. It is our belief that your appreciation for the 750,000 jobs impacted by retailers makes you a great candidate for office. Again thank you for your support of Minnesota’s economy through your appreciation of the retail industry and all the best in your campaign. Sincerely, Bruce Nustad, treasurer

MN Retailers IMPACT2022-10-25T19:01:41-05:00

MCCL State PAC

Dear Sen. Koran The MCCL State PAC is pleased to endorse your candidacy in the 2022 election for Minnesota Senate in District 28. Our endorsement is based on your steadfast commitment to the pro-life cause. This is evident from your 100 percent pro-life voting record in the Legislature, your leadership in working to advance lifesaving legislation, and your 100 percent pro-life response to the 2022 MCCL Candidate Questionnaire. The MCCL State PAC is a separate, segregated fund of Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life, Inc. Our very best wishes for success in all your efforts. Sincerely, Scott Fischbach MCCL State PAC

MCCL State PAC2022-09-15T08:08:27-05:00

MN Farm Bureau PAC Endorsement 2022

On behalf of the Minn Farm Bureau Political Action Committee (MFB PAC), I am pleased to inform you that you have received the MFB PAC endorsement in your current election bid. We appreciate your support of Farm Bureau policy. The MFB PAC endorsement is based on your support of our policy. We look forward to working with you through the campaign and beyond. If you have any questions, contact me. Sincerely, Ray Johnson Chair, MFB PAC Excerpt from the Press Release: PAC endorsements are based on a candidate’s support of MFBF policy. Candidates participate in interviews with Farm Bureau members across the state, who in turn make recommendations to the State PAC Committee to make a final endorsement [...]

MN Farm Bureau PAC Endorsement 20222022-09-02T09:13:20-05:00

Associated Builders and Contractors Endorsement 2022

I am honored to have received the endorsement from the Associated Builders and Contractors of Minnesota and North Dakota. The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Minnesota and North Dakota is pleased to announce its first round of 2022 congressional and state candidate endorsements. ABC endorses lawmakers and candidates who champion free market principles and who defend the merit shop philosophy in the construction industry. This philosophy encourages competition and a free-enterprise approach to construction solely on merit, regardless of labor affiliation. ABC of Minnesota and North Dakota represents more than 325 companies who employ over 22,000 employees in the commercial and industrial construction industry. ABC of Minnesota and North Dakota is the leading voice promoting free enterprise [...]

Associated Builders and Contractors Endorsement 20222022-08-30T20:40:42-05:00

N. C. States Regional Council of Carpenters Endorsement 2022

I am honored to have received the endorsement from the North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters.Dear Senator,Congratulations on earning the endorsement of the North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters.Our labor organization has a track record of supporting candidates who support our members, their jobs, and working people who want to have an increased voice at the local, state, and federal level of government.We have spoken with you about the issues we confront every day in the construction industry from apprenticeships, mining, housing, energy, permitting and regulatory issues, dollars for infrastructure projects, prevailing wage and right to work as well as construction industry tax fraud. You have a demonstrated knowledge of our issues and our members professionalism.We wish [...]

N. C. States Regional Council of Carpenters Endorsement 20222022-08-30T20:35:20-05:00

Housing First Endorsement 2022

I am honored to have received the endorsement from the NFIB MN PAC. Dear Sen. Koran, On behalf of Housing First Minnesota and its membership of nearly 1,000 homebuilding, remodeling, and associated industry businesses, we are honored to recognize you as a recipient of our 2022 Housing Leadership Award. This recognition reflects your commitment to a vibrant housing market that ties together the communities of our state. Additionally, it recognizes your work throughout the 2022 legislative session to promote homeownership opportunities for everyone, everywhere. We thank you for your efforts and look forward to continuing to work with you to find solutions that can positively impact Minnesotans by finding the reasonable balance of safety, resource protection and housing affordability. [...]

Housing First Endorsement 20222022-07-14T19:38:28-05:00

NFIB MN PAC Endorsement 2022

I am honored to have received the endorsement from the NFIB MN PAC. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Contact: John Reynolds, Minnesota State Director 651-293-1283, john.reynolds@nfib.org, or Tony Malandra, Senior Media Manager 415-640-5156, anthony.malandra@nfib.org NFIB MN PAC Endorses Senator Mark Koran for Re-Election Koran has a proven record of fighting for small business ST. PAUL, MN, June 28, 2022—The state’s most effective small business political action committee today endorsed Senator Mark Koran (North Branch) for re- election in Senate District 28. Minnesota small businesses are facing painful economic headwinds – record inflation, skyrocketing energy costs, labor shortages, supply chain disruptions – and many have not fully recovered from the COVID-19 pandemic. Now more than ever, Main Street needs strong advocates [...]

NFIB MN PAC Endorsement 20222022-10-06T11:29:29-05:00

MPPOA Endorsement 2022

I am honored to have received the endorsement from the MPPOA. Dear Senator Koran, I am pleased to announce that the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Police & Peace Officers Association (MPPOA) issued its endorsement of your candidacy for office in the Minnesota Senate. This endorsement is without reservation and you may use it in any manner you deem fit to advance your candidacy, absent any action that may bring dishonor or disgrace to the MPPOA. The MPPOA has been in existence since 1922 and represents 10,400 public safety professionals across the State of Minnesota and over 2,000 retired members. It is our hope that our endorsement will advance your candidacy and that you will be successful [...]

MPPOA Endorsement 20222022-04-06T21:25:14-05:00

Technology & Reform Policy

The Committee on Technology and Reform Policy has jurisdiction over all bills relating to the management, delivery, accessibility and security of the state’s information and telecommunications technology systems and services. The Committee also has jurisdiction over bills that address multi-agency operational reforms. In 2021, I had the honor to serve as the Chair of this newly formed Committee. (I am again Chair of this committee in 2022.) This committee served a vital role in the legislature focusing our energies on reviewing how Minnesota uses your tax dollars to fund state operations. The legislation we worked on concentrated on pushing our state agencies to rethink how they deliver critical services to Minnesotans and asked the question of how they can [...]

Technology & Reform Policy2022-03-27T09:27:53-05:00
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