Myhra named ‘Friend of the Taxpayer’
To the editor:
The Taxpayers League of Minnesota recently honored Rep. Pam Myhra, R-Burnsville, with its annual “Friend of the Taxpayer” award in recognition of her 2014 pro-taxpayer voting record.
The award goes to legislators who achieved 100 percent on votes rated in the Taxpayers League’s annual Legislative Scorecard. Fourteen House members and seven senators scored 100 percent on the scorecard this year.
Myhra received the “Friend of the Taxpayer” award for her votes opposing tax hikes on Minnesota residents and businesses as well as increased spending of the surplus that was generated by last session’s tax increase.
Myhra consistently and aggressively fought for lower taxes and limited government throughout his term and deserves special recognition for her efforts on behalf of all Minnesota taxpayers.
President, Taxpayers League of Minnesota
A June 16th, 2014 Politics in Minnesota article said, “A number of Republican legislators received a perfect vote rating from the Chamber, including House Minority Leader Kurt Daudt and Rep. Pam Myhra, R-Burnsville, who opted to leave the Legislature to serve as GOP gubernatorial candidate Marty Seifert‘s running mate.”
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Representative Pam Myhra receives Honorable Mention from the Legislative Evaluation Assembly in their 2014 Report on the Minnesota Legislature
State Rep. Pam Myhra, the newly announced running mate of Republican gubernatorial candidate Marty Seifert, anticipates the question before it’s asked.
Why give up a safe seat in the House of Representatives to run for lieutenant governor on a ticket that has yet to gain party endorsement, much less go on to win the Republican primary and advance to the general election against DFL Gov. Mark Dayton?
Myhra said she’s so confident Seifert can win it all that she’s willing to be risk being out of a job come January.
Seifert, one of six Republicans vying to face Dayton, announced Myhra’s selection Feb. 27. Myhra, a two-term representative from Burnsville, said she won’t seek re-election to the House seat in District 56A, which covers northwest Burnsville and all of Savage.
Seifert is “the best candidate and the right person to unite our party, to defeat Dayton and to lead Minnesota,” Myhra said in an interview.
He looks strong early, winning a straw poll of Minnesota Republican precinct caucusgoers on Feb. 4.
Shakopee Valley News
By Mary Juhl
Rep. Pam Myhra, R-Burnsville, whose district includes Savage, will be Marty Seifert’s running mate as he seeks the Republican nomination for governor against DFL incumbent Mark Dayton.
Myhra will not seek re-election this year for her District 56A House seat.
In a statement issued by Seifert’s campaign, Myhra said her choice to join his ticket was an easy one.
“I truly believe Marty Seifert is the right person for the challenges our state faces and is absolutely the best candidate to defeat Mark Dayton next fall. Marty is a person of integrity who has the right Minnesota values and experience to unite our party, defeat Dayton, and implement the effective state government Minnesota desperately needs.”
Myhra was elected to the House in 2010 and serves on the Taxes and Education Finance committees and is the Republican lead for the House’s Early Childhood and Youth Development Policy Committee.
“Pam is a winner, defeating an entrenched multi-term incumbent Democrat in a swing district. She works hard on behalf of her constituents in the district she now represents, and will be a major part of carrying our team across the finish line in 2014,” Seifert said in a statement.
Original article here
Seifert Names Burnsville Representative Pam Myhra Lieutenant Governor Candidate
SAINT PAUL – Republican gubernatorial candidate Marty Seifert today announced State Representative Pam Myhra (R-Burnsville) will join his ticket as candidate for lieutenant governor in the 2014 race. Myhra is known for her dedication in the Minnesota House and is a leader on issues such as education, early childhood development, and taxes. Myhra is married to her husband, Chuck, and they have three adult children.
In searching for a running mate, Seifert said he wanted a strong conservative with a winning record.
“Pam is a winner, defeating an entrenched multi-term incumbent Democrat in a swing district. She works hard on behalf of her constituents in the district she now represents, and will be a major part of carrying our team across the finish line in 2014,” said Seifert. “In the years I have known Pam Myhra, I have consistently been impressed by her commitment to family, faith, and community; Pam is an intelligent, caring and thoughtful conservative who is fully committed to bringing sensible leadership to Minnesota and replacing the out-of-touch Dayton Administration.”
Myhra said her decision to join the Seifert ticket was easy and she has the full support of her family and friends.
“I truly believe Marty Seifert is the right person for the challenges our state faces and is absolutely the best candidate to defeat Mark Dayton next fall,” Myhra said. “Marty is a person of integrity who has the right Minnesota values and experience to unite our Party, defeat Dayton, and implement the effective state government Minnesota desperately needs.”
Representative Myhra will not seek the endorsement of her local Republican Party unit for re-election to the Minnesota House. She will continue to serve the people of District 56A in the Minnesota House and will join Seifert in campaigning statewide during the busy Republican endorsement process as her legislative schedule permits.