WORKING FOR SAFE COMMUNITIES
Jon is endorsed by the MN Police & Peace Officers Association for his work with law enforcement to keep our neighborhoods, schools and businesses safe. Jon has authored ground breaking legislation on transit safety and championed the Community Safety & Security Act to enhance local public safety programs and increase law enforcement outreach efforts.
ADDRESSING COVID & HELPING SMALL BUSINESSES
To address the health concerns caused by COVID, Jon led the charge to secure $200 million in critical funding for testing and protective equipment. Jon’s efforts also included acquiring $4 million for Lakeville and $52 Million for Dakota County to assist in our needs and help our small business community with losses caused by imposed shutdowns.
In response to COVID orders closing restaurants and limiting dining
room capacity, Jon authored and brought together a bipartisan
coalition to permit our restaurants make additional revenue by selling
wine and beer to-go.
CARING FOR OUR SENIORS
Jon knows senior citizens have faced many challenges over the past year. He has worked to protect nursing homes from harmful cuts, voted to reduce the tax on social security benefits and was responsible for getting Metro Mobility service to Lakeville for disabled seniors and seniors who aren’t able to drive.
Jon authored the bill that finally delivered service to Lakeville and saved the Met Council an estimated $8 million a year to pay for the Lakeville service.
For the first time in 20 years Minnesotans will see a reduction in
their income tax rates as the second income tax rate was reduced
from 7.05% to 6.80%. This is part of a Koznick bill to lower income
taxes for working families.
AN EDUCATION ADVOCATE
Since he was first elected, Jon has supported a quality education
and all final education bills that increase accountability and funding
by over $2Billion. He also co-authored funding for the Dakota County
Technical College emerging technology project.
In addition, Jon has been a strong advocate on bipartisan legislation to reduce the
achievement gap and increase graduation rates for students of color.
Jon authored and passed the final funding for Bus Rapid Transit on
I-35 and supported additional funding for our roads and bridges to
provide congestion relief for all commuters. Including The Orange Line BRT &
Minnesota River Bridge Crossing.