Friday, October 15, 2010

First Congressional District Candidate Questionnaire Results

With several key business issues at the forefront in 2010, the election in Minnesota’s first congressional district will impact the businesses of southern Minnesota for years to come. The Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce believes it is important for the business community to get good information from the candidates on their positions relating to job creation and other issues that affect the business climate in our community.

To better understand candidate positions on critical business issues, the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce, along with nine chambers from Minnesota’s First Congressional District, have come together to provide their members with a candidate survey in the Congressional race. Randy Demmer, Lars Johnson, Congressman Tim Walz and Steven Wilson, received and completed the questionnaire. The results are now available on the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce’s Web site here.
“We joined nine other local chambers in the 1st District to provide quality information to our members about where these candidates stand,” says John Wade, president of the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce. “This election matters and we clearly focused on issues that are important to the district and the business community.”

The Chamber serves as the lead advocate for business at all levels of government. By developing positions on issues of public policy and communicating these positions, the Chamber creates value for its members. The Chamber provides a forum for the business voice to be heard. As a result, state, local, and federal leaders seek the audience of our members and their opinion with regard to public policy.

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