Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - Minnesota gubernatorial candidate Marty Siefert stopped in Duluth today as part of a 14 city tour. He is the only non-metro Republican candidate in the race so far.
Seifert has 14 years of legislative and private-sector experience. He decided to run for Governor because he thinks Minnesota is moving in the wrong direction when it comes to universal health care, disposable family income, taxes and job growth.
Seifert thinks Minnesota needs to restructure the mining industry permitting process to allow for non-ferrous mines and more frac sand mining opportunities.
He also wants to change the state's sentencing restructuring so sex offenders and murderers are held longer in prison.
Although Seifert entered the race for governor later than the other candidates, he still thinks he has got a great shot at getting elected.
"We need a two-party system in Minnesota. Right now it is to the far, far left with all democrat control of everything and I think Mark Dayton with a rubber stamp is not a good thing for the state,” Siefert said.
He defines himself as a rare republic representing the middle class and hoping to reduce taxes by seven percent by restructuring the size of Minnesota government.
Seifert is looking at cutting duplicate cabinet departments in the labor, health and corrections industries.