Krista (Krista) Knudsen (R-05a)

State Repersentative Krista Knudsen

Krista (Krista) Knudsen (R-05a)
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Capitol: 651.296.9918
FAX: 651.296.1326
District: 612.290.8097
Room 225 State Office Building 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
St. Paul, MN 55155-1232
8346 Timber Lane
Lake Shore, MN 56468
Residence:Lake Shore, MN

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My name is Krista Knudsen. I'm the Mayor of Lake Shore, a restaurant owner, mother and wife running for House District 5A which includes portions of Cass, Wadena, Hubbard, and Becker Counties. I have been Mayor of Lake Shore since 2020 and served on the city council for eight years prior to that. My husband and I have owned and operated Cowboy's restaurant since 2011. Together, we have four beautiful children and have lived in Lake Shore for seventeen years. For the last six years, much of this newly designed district has been represented by Rep. John Poston who announced this month that he will retire from the House at the end of his term. Our communities have been blessed to have a good man like John representing us, and I would be absolutely honored to continue his work as your next State Representative. ​ What are my priorities? I will help our businesses thrive again by ending the government overreach that's hurt our jobs and livelihoods with unconstitutional mandates, forced business closures, and tax increases. Every working Minnesotan is essential! I'll stand up for medical freedom and make sure no employee must choose between their job and being forced to get vaccinated. I want to send the surplus back to US, the taxpayers! I will work to get rid of the tax on social security benefits. With a $9.253 billion budget surplus, we can do it! We must do it! We must put this money back in the pockets of hard-working families and make it easier for seniors to stay here in Minnesota when they retire. I'll ALWAYS be a fearless protector of our constitutional rights. I'll never waiver in support of the Second Amendment! You should have the right to protect your own home, and government has no business trying to restrict rights for law-abiding gun owners. EVER! We need ELECTION INTEGRITY! I'll work to pass Voter ID, stop illegal immigrants from voting in Minnesota, and get rid of VOUCHING. We need to restore faith and confidence in our election system, and make sure we're cracking down on voter fraud. I will be a proud PRO-LIFE LEGISLATOR! As a God-fearing Christian, protecting the unborn and upholding Minnesota's pro-life laws are deeply personal to me. These are just some of the issues I'm passionate about. I look forward to hearing from you in the coming weeks about YOUR priorities for our district. In the coming weeks I'll be calling and even door-knocking our delegates, connecting with you and working to earn your confidence, trust, and support.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2022    Next Election: 2024
Spouse: Kevin   
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