Kevin Burkart is running for Minnesota’s House District 55B.
He is a fiscal conservative with a progressive social stance who recognizes that much of what he's become is because of growing up in Prior Lake. His dedication to his community is the catalyst for his run.
Kevin hopes to work for, to serve and to represent the place where he grew up and the place he still calls home.
The district includes the cities Jordan and Prior Lake as well as Saint Lawrence, Sand Creek, Spring Lake and Credit River townships. Voting will take place on Election Day—Tuesday, November 4, 2014.
Small Business and Community Development
As an entrepreneur himself, Kevin wants to encourage individual innovation and the creation of small businesses to drive employment and economic opportunity, especially in this district. He believes entrepreneurship is the most effective channel for wealth distribution and our tax and other policies should encourage people to invest in themselves and their ideas to create new opportunities.
Roads and bridges are critical to connecting Scott County to the rest of the metro area. A well functioning infrastructure allows businesses to connect to consumers and people to commute in for work. It seems every year flooding closes highways and bridges causing the people and businesses in the area to lose time and money. If Scott County is to become a leading economic engine for the state and have the most livable communities in the metro area, we need to invest in infrastructure to support new businesses and make commuting easier and more efficient.
A strong education rooted in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) should be the foundation of education in the 21st-century. Just as business and science majors are required to take liberal arts classes, liberal arts majors should be encouraged to take business and technology classes to prepare them for future employment and entrepreneurial opportunities.
You no longer need an excuse such as being out of the country to absentee vote. The new laws allow for no excuse absentee voting prior to the election date. So, apply now for your absentee ballot. It will be sent to you in the mail, you complete it and send it back in. You […]
The Elect Burkart Campaign head a successful presence at the Jordan Heimatfest this past Saturday, September 6. We had over 50 join us as the blue shirt brigade, Kevin’s grandparents’ 1959 Pontiac and the Kruckeberg’s 1941 Diamond T work truck made its way down the parade route in front of thousands of Jordanites. Afterwards we enjoyed […]
What’s a Heimat? Heimat is a German concept. People are bound to their heimat by their birth and their childhood, their language, their earliest experiences or acquired affinity. So, it’s your homeland, your social group. >> Now you know. Please mark your calendars for our final parade of the campaign in Jordan on Saturday, September 6 […]
Long-term Care Providers Endorse Kevin Burkart for House of Representatives District 55B Race Aug 27
CARE-PAC, the political action committee for Care Providers of Minnesota, recently endorsed Kevin Burkart for election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in District 55B. Burkart’s support and interest in long-term care was the primary reason he earned the CARE-PAC endorsement. “Our dedicated long-term care professionals are proud to support Kevin Burkart,” said Patti Cullen, […]
Thank you to those of you who were able to show your support at the Lakefront Days Parade in Prior Lake. Special thanks to Dick, Lorraine & Tyler Kruckeberg for bringing their Diamond T truck all the way from Blooming Prairie! It was a hit. Please mark your calendars for our final parade of the […]