Minnesota Housing Partnership Candidate Questionnaire (supported by Homes for All)
Candidate responses in italics.
Name: Jim Read
City/Town: St. Joseph
Legislative District: 13A
I support the goals of the Housing Partnership, and I know there is a waiting list for affordable housing in the greater St. Cloud Area. The issue of affordable housing also comes up in my door to door conversations with voters. I have read over your questionnaire, and the questions are important ones, and I am generally sympathetic to the policy responses suggested in the way the questions are framed. Unfortunately, the time demands of my campaign are such that I cannot give considered, well-researched narrative answers to the questionnaire by the August 23 deadline. I am committed to personally visiting the majority of households in the district, and this leaves me comparatively little time to answer questionnaires, even those that come from groups (like the Housing Partnership) whose goals I support. If elected, I will seek out and consult with the Minnesota Housing Partnership on any housing-related legislation.