Smith, Fern

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
MN House of Representatives
District:
52A
Political Affiliation:
Republican
Phone:
(612) 987-7499
Age:
70
Occupation:
Retired
Education:
B.S. Christian Studies from North Central University. MA in Intercultural Leadership from Crown college
Biographical Info:
I was born in Chicago, Illinois and grew up in Minnesota. My family moved to here when I was 13. I currently reside in Eagan, MN. I come from a family of 14 and was raised with strong work ethic. I have deeply help Christian and conservative values and live my life accordingly. I graduated from North Central University with a Bachelor of Science in Christian Studies and I have a Masters in Intercultural Leadership from Crown College. I am a former small business owner but have also worked in the medical field and have participated in various volunteer opportunities. I am currently retired. I have been involved in grass roots politics since the Reagan era but have not held any political office.
Statement:
I am running for office because I want to make a difference in our government and improve the lives of people. I see our government moving away from values that are good for everyone. I see individual rights being challenged and the creation of policies and laws that are detrimental to our lives and the lives of our children. My uniques experiences as an African American woman, a former business owner and frequent community volunteer will enable me to be an effective legislator and a strong advocate for my community.

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
2. Do you oppose all taxpayer funding of abortion? Y
3. Do you oppose physician assisted suicide, also referred to as aid in dying? Y
4. Do you oppose public school policies that promote transgender ideology, such as comprehensive sex education? Y* I believe there are only two sexes male and female. Comprehensive sex education is inappropriate. The graphic sex education is out of bounds for children and is bordering on pornography.
5. Do you support legislation that preserves girls’ and women’s athletics for biological females? Y
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
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
9. Do you support a parent’s fundamental right to direct the upbringing of their children, including their education and health care? Y