Paul Utke

for Senate District 2

For A Common Sense Approach To Government!

Thank you for visiting my website. With your help and support I will continue as your State Senator representing the citizens of Becker, Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, Otter Tail and Wadena Counties.

My family and I have lived and worked in Senate District 2 for the past 27 years. We know what challenges the citizens of our district are experiencing. State taxes and fees continue to be too high, there are more regulations for business to deal with and the general government overreach into our business and personal lives is out of control. Our cities, counties and schools receive more and more mandates from the state (mostly unfunded) which makes it harder for them to do their jobs.

I am seeking the Senate District 2 seat because I believe our state government continues to have a spending problem that must be reduced. I bring a common sense approach to our state government. That was my approach to city government when I served on the Park Rapids City Council from 2009-2016. I enjoy working with a city council, a school board or a county board to problem solve and come up with sensible solutions.

It is impossible to please everyone with every vote I take, but I want you to know that acting in the best interest of Senate District 2, the taxpayers and the State of Minnesota will always guide my decisions. Isn’t it time our government started working for you the taxpayers rather than the other way around?

Quality of life is important to everyone and for most everyone it starts with having a good job. Good jobs are leaving our state due to our high taxes and onerous regulations. Job number one continues to be improving the environment that our businesses operate within. 

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