Announcing Exciting New Endorsements
Throughout the COVID crisis we have been reminded just how valuable our public school teachers are. It's time our actions recognize that value. I am honored to have been endorsed by Education Minnesota and I look forward to working with them as the next legislator from 35A
I am thrilled to be designated a Gun Sense candidate by Moms Demand Action. It is time to realize that we can both honor the 2nd Amendment and have common sense, responsible gun safety legislation.
I am proud to have earned the endorsement of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees. I look forward to working with AFSCME Council 5 in their quest to provide excellence for services for the public, dignity in the work place, and opportunity and prosperity for all workers.
I am honored to have earned the endorsement of the Minnesota AFL-CIO. I am eager to work with them as the pursue their mission to improve the lives of working families, to bring economic justice to the workplace, and social justice to our state.
I'm proud to announce that my campaign has been endorsed by the
Boundary Waters Action Fund!. I believe we we can have both responsible business growth AND protect the environment. Businesses can always advocate for themselves. I will be an advocate for good stewardship of our natural resources.
In dedicating the Hubert Humphrey Building in Washington D.C. Humphery said; "The moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children, those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly, those who are in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy, and the handicapped". All to often, those in the twilight of life also live in the shadows. I am committed to working with the Senior Caucus to advocate for Minnesota's Seniors
Comprehensive healthcare is an individual right. Under the current system, Minnesotans can't exercise this right for two basic reasons; access and/or cost. Minnesota can do better. We can take bold action to provide better health care outcomes at lower cost. I had a little fun with the video - I hope you enjoy it.
Education is a national strategic imperative. If we are to solve the problems of today and continue to lead the world, our education system has to develop the next generation of critical thinkers. It's the greatest legacy we can leave.
There are many opportunities to volunteer - door knocking (hopefully), phone banking and helping to put out lawn signs among them. But most important is to just spread the word, talk to your family and friends about our shared values and encourage them to go vote!
We have what is likely a once in a generation opportunity to turn House District 35A blue. The pandemic response will make this an interesting and extraordinary campaign, but one that still needs contributions to be successful. To donate through ActBlue click below. To donate through PayPal go to the Contact Us page
While social distancing will limit the opportunities to have in-person fund raisers, it creates opportunities to host virtual meetings via zoom or other virtual meeting sites. It's a great time for introverts to get more involved on the people side of a campaign.
I've been married to Jody Anderson for 39 years and have lived in Anoka since 1986, raising our family here.
Our daughter Leah is a Hennepin
Our son Luke tragically died by
suicide at 19.
I retired as a Navy Captain after 30 years active/reserve service.
I retired as Senior Leader in Lockheed Martin's Undersea Systems Division.
I am dedicated to the ideal of government of the People, by the People, and for the People and that legislation should be focused on improving the lives of real people.
I believe every Minnesotan should have access to:
Education is the great equalizer. A core responsibility of government is to provide equal access to high quality education. I believe it can only be achieved by resourcing the public school system adequately and through collaboration among parents, teachers, and the school board.
If the past few months have taught us anything, it is that we need to have universal access to quality healthcare. I believe a single-payer system is a worthy aspirational goal but, with over 30 million Americans either uninsured or under insured the need is more immediate. The most effective way to address both the current and future nee
If the past few months have taught us anything, it is that we need to have universal access to quality healthcare. I believe a single-payer system is a worthy aspirational goal but, with over 30 million Americans either uninsured or under insured the need is more immediate. The most effective way to address both the current and future need is through incrementally improving the ACA, including a public option.
Preserving the majesty of the planet is in our hands. Contrary to some opinions, protecting the environment and enabling responsible business growth are not mutually exclusive. We can continue to enjoy a pristine environment and create business opportunities by following the science - completing unbiased environmental studies, assessing t
Preserving the majesty of the planet is in our hands. Contrary to some opinions, protecting the environment and enabling responsible business growth are not mutually exclusive. We can continue to enjoy a pristine environment and create business opportunities by following the science - completing unbiased environmental studies, assessing the risks, and ensuring all of the costs of environmental risk mitigation and remediation are covered in the commercial business plan.
Your contribution to my campaign in pursuit of our shared values is humbling. We are living in extraordinary times. If in good conscience you can’t donate to a political campaign at this time, I understand. As an alternative, please consider a donation to your favorite charity - they are getting hammered during this crisis. When you do, please share on all of your social media with #MikeEricksonforHouse or, contribute to the campaign and use your political campaign refund (PCR) of $50.00 per individual/$100.00 per couple to help your favorite charity!
Forty years ago today (July 26th) Jody and I were married in the Lutheran church in Scranton, North Dakota. These days, there are a couple of ways I can spin the story of our marriage. I could say we have had a perfect marriage – a lot of people are saying that. And, I have been the perfect husband – people are saying I am the most perfect husband in the history of husbandry ;>). In fact, many people are saying that because I have been such a perfect husband our marriage has been a piece of cake, a big beautiful piece of chocolate cake.
Or, I could be honest and tell you the real story. On this day forty years ago Jody and I made a commitment to each other to spend the rest of our lives together. And it hasn’t been a piece of cake. Like most couples we had disagreements about money, disciplining the kids, and who should do the dishes after both of us had a long hard day at work – we survived. We also survived things that would have ended a lot of marriages – long separations due to military deployments and “temporary” work relocations and most significantly, the suicide death of our son. Jody and I have never really had the discussion about why we've stayed together, and I’m not going to tempt fate by suggesting we have it now! It’s unlikely we’ll both live to 106 and get another forty in but I’m game and that’s where I need your help.
Since I retired a little while ago, I have been home a lot more and I think I am getting on Jody’s nerves. So, if you help send me to the Minnesota House this November and get me out of the house a little bit, you will have the additional benefit of knowing you have helped Jody and I get to forty-one! Please consider making a contribution to my campaign in honor of our anniversary – forty for forty has a nice ring but any amount would be greatly appreciated. And be sure to get out and vote for me on November 3rd (or before) and tell all your friends to as well! I will say in all honesty, we haven’t changed a bit!
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