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.
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 […]
OutFront Minnesota Action, an organization that champions to create a state of equality for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, recently endorsed Kevin Burkart for Minnesota House of Representatives in District 55B. “I’m pleased to have earned an endorsement from OutFront Minnesota Action,” said Burkart. “OutFront Minnesota is fighting for the civil and human rights […]
Kevin Burkart is a DFL-endorsed candidate running for the Minnesota House of Representatives in District 55B. Please join us at the Senate District 55 Candidate Meet & Greet and Silent auction. Burkart will share his political stance and answer your questions. Turtle’s Bar & Grill 1890 Social Centre 112 South Lewis Street Shakopee, MN 55379 […]
After Kevin Burkart submitted his application for Minnesota House of Representatives candidacy on May 21, he invited guests to Fong’s Event Center in Prior Lake to help kick-off his campaign. The event kicked off with friends, family and supporters meeting one another over appetizers and drinks. After dinner, Burkart took to the stage and expressed […]
On May 21, 2014, Kevin Burkart officially submitted his application for Minnesota House of Representatives candidacy for District 55B at the Scott County Court House. Burkart proudly accepted the DFL endorsement for the upcoming election on March 15 at Shakopee High School. “I’m thrilled to officially run for House of Representatives in District 55B. I […]