Matteson, Polly

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
MN House of Representatives
District:
35B
Political Affiliation:
Republican
Phone:
(763) 245-2622
Occupation:
Education
Education:
Bethel University and Anoka Ramsey Community College
Biographical Info:
I am a mom of five children. I work in the public schools in Special Education. Years ago, I was elected to the school board at Lakeview Christian Academy in Duluth, MN. I have always been a follower of Christ. My values are founded in the Word of God. I have been active politically in the Andover/Coon Rapids area for many years. My passion is America and its history. I am a news hound. I love to meet people.
Statement:
I am concerned for the safety and security of my kids and grandkids, that they will be able to live in a safe, free society. I want to do what I can to help lower crime, lower taxes, and provide good schools for our children to learn.

Survey

Response Legend

  • YYes
  • NNo
  • ?Declined to Respond/Undecided, Position Unknown/Unclear
  • *Comment
  • Position based upon candidate record or extensive research

Question Response Comments/Notes
1. Should abortions be banned after fetal heartbeat is detected (around 6 weeks gestation)? Y* I believe there should be no abortions. Life begins at conception.
2. Do you oppose all taxpayer funding of abortion? Y* Taxpayers should not be forced to pay to kill the unborn.
3. Do you oppose physician assisted suicide, also referred to as aid in dying? Y* Absolutely. This is a slippery slope.
4. Do you oppose public school policies that promote transgender ideology, such as comprehensive sex education? Y* Schools should teach academics and leave sex-ed to parents.
5. Do you support legislation that preserves girls’ and women’s athletics for biological females? Y* Males do not belong in girls/females sports.
6. Do you support school choice legislation, such as tuition tax credits, that would enable parents to choose the school that best suits their child’s needs? Y* I work in a public school, but my children went to private Christian Schools. All parents deserve that option.
7. Should people have their religious freedom protected if they refuse to participate in a same-sex wedding? Y
8. Do you oppose efforts to ban voluntary biblical counseling in the areas of gender and sexuality? Y* The government should stay out of the counseling profession, especially biblical counseling. People should be able to go wherever they want to go.
9. Do you support a parent’s fundamental right to direct the upbringing of their children, including their education and health care? Y