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Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor

Official Bio:

Stephen Emery is married and has five minor children. He graduated from Motley High School. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from North Dakota State University, majoring in Agriculture Education with minors in Agronomy and Animal Science. He has a Juris Doctor degree from the University of North Dakota and is licensed to practice law in Minnesota. He has work experience in areas of agriculture and medicine. For the last 20 years, Stephen has worked in the legal field. The last 18 years has been invested in doing legal analysis and writing.

Your key platforms:

We live in a situation where three people in the United States--Warren Buffet (Berkshire Hathaway), Jeff Bezos (Amazon) and Bill Gates (Microsoft)--have as much wealth as half of the population of the United States. Artificially concentrating wealth in a few hands through corporations, i.e., monopolies or trusts, is inequitable and counterproductive given the importance of property ownership to personal development and responsibility. The Sherman Act and the Constitution's Title of Nobility Clauses would effectively address this situation if enforced as intended, and naturally disperse wealth among the population and foster private enterprise. Amy Klobuchar hasn't addressed this situation in her 12 years in Washington D.C., but I would.

If elected, I will advocate and vote in a way so as to diminish mega, non-family, low-employment corporations which, if successful, will tend to rejuvenate rural communities through more farms and increased populations, and therefore goods and services, in rural communities. I also will advocate and vote for a “people first” environmental policy, which is in contrast to the current oppressive and heavy-handed policy which elevates animals and plants over the needs of people.

I am an ardent supporter of the Second Amendment, including the right to personally bear arms. Amy Klobuchar is not. She is in favor of ever increasing gun control. As a gun owner, I will defend the right to personally keep and bear arms.

What’s one thing you want the Rochester community to know about you?

My campaign is focused on enforcing the Constitution as originally intended. Minnesotans can have confidence in how I would represent them because it would not be based on the "shifting sands" of a loud or violent minority or political expediency. The Founders correctly understood human nature and implemented a system that provides the most effective way to prevent abuse and have peace and order. Unfortunately, politicians and judges have largely abandoned the Constitution, but when properly understood, it effectively addresses every issue that our country faces. The first official act by a federal elected official is to take an oath to uphold the Constitution. If elected, I would be faithful to that oath.