Letter: Bohlsen not ready to representAs a Woodbury voter, I've done my homework and am disturbed by what I found about House candidate Lee Bohlsen.
As a Woodbury voter, I've done my homework and am disturbed by what I found about House candidate Lee Bohlsen.
First, Bohlsen’s background and resume are extremely thin. Her only credential seems to be “administrator” for two years at Stonewood Bible Church, which meets at Liberty Ridge School and whose membership totals between 30 and 40 people.
Second, after viewing an Oct. 8 Minnesota Inter County Association debate between Bohlsen and Rep. Marsha Swails. I was stunned by how uninformed Bohlsen was on the issues. Bohlsen even apologized several times for her performance and used her summation to admit she had “royally embarrassed” herself.
Third, in an Oct. 15 debate, Bohlsen said she didn’t know if she had signed a “no new taxes” pledge because she had “signed so many things over the past six months.”
Furthermore, while professing her main concern was prioritizing the state budget, she admitted that she hadn’t even seen the budget, even though it is publicly available online.
Finally, Bohlsen's Oct. 8 Bulletin commentary was startling in its full-throated call for deregulation despite the recent financial collapse.
While I’m sure Ms. Bohlsen is a very nice person, she is simply not ready to represent Woodbury at the Capitol. We deserve a legislator who has a firm grasp of the issues and a background of demonstrated service and excellence.
This is clearly not Lee Bohlsen.