House District 39B
YOUR NEIGHBOR ... YOUR CANDIDATE ... YOUR VOICE
ABOUT KATHY LOHMER:
Kathy and her husband Greg have been residents in this disctrict for three decades. They have four sons, three daughters-in-law, and three grandchildren. Kathy has served in many capacities as an active volunteer in her community and church. She has been a "Reach to Recovery" volunteer, and started support groups for the Spina Bifida Association. She has worked in Scouting and Courage Youth Sports (an organization which helps disabled kids play a variety of sports, from wheelchair basketball to track and field and floor hockey). She was a medical office administrator, and she and Greg have owned a small business for 40 years. Kathy and Greg have been active members of their church for twenty-five years, and have served in many leadership roles. Because of her oldest son's medical condition, Kathy chose to work at home as his main caregiver, addressing therapy and post-surgery care. For twelve years she home schooled her four sons, and operated a home schooling cooperative she founded for 45 families, which is still active today.
Kathy believes in giving families options regarding education. Their family utilized a combination of home school, public and private schools.
Kathy has survived breast cancer for nearly 30 years. Kathy and Greg's oldest son, Nick, was born with Spina Bifida and has had over 80 surgeries. As a result of their long and personal relationships with doctors, hospitals and the medical community, Kathy is passionate about preserving the health care system of this country. A major priority for Kathy is to see healthcare remain in the private sector with reforms that concentrate on tort reform, reducing or eliminating mandates on insurance companies and allowing insurance to be purchased across state lines.
Kathy is a Blue Star mom who supports our troops. Their son, Chris, is a Captain in the Army and has proudly served our country with 2 tours in Iraq, and is currently serving in the Reserves.
Kathy has the utmost respect for the Constitution - both the United States Constitution, and that of the State of Minnesota - and believes they were written as guides for governing. She is committed to upholding these founding principles. She feels that we have too much government interference in the lives of our people. She believes that taxation and spending have become too great a burden on the productive in our society and on future generations, and that our spending is quickly becoming unsustainable. Kathy stands strong in promoting free enterprise and a free market system in all areas of commerce.
Kathy and Greg recognize that Minnesota is a great place to live, a wonderful state in which to raise a family, and is unparalleled in its environmental splendor and diversity. Kathy strongly believes that Minnesota needs policies to encourage economic growth and private sector jobs in order to remain a solvent, productive and dynamic state, and that income-producing jobs that private sector businesses create are vital to economic growth and job security in this great state.
KATHY LOHMER IS ENDORSED BY:
KATHY LOHMER SERVES ON THE FOLLOWING COMMITTEES:
Health and Human Services Policy
Health and Human Services Finance
Public Safety Finance and Policy
Civil Law and Data Practices