Turk, Fred

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
MN House of Representatives
Political Affiliation:
(651) 739-4067
BS Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Biographical Info:
East Sider for nearly 50 years. Married for 40 years. Two sons. Former member of the Democratic Party and proud to have met Hubert Humphrey, Walter Mondale, and Norm Coleman. Became a Republican in 1978. Active Republican for over 40 years. BS in Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Worked for 35 years as an engineer for the 3M Company and Goodrich Aerospace. Six patents. Experienced problem solver. Army veteran, six years with the 247th Military Intelligence Detachment as an intelligence analyst and foreign language interrogator. Supports law enforcement. Licensed for 10 years to teach high school mathematics. Avid runner and bicyclist for over 50 years. Between running and bicycling I have put on more than 100,000 miles over 50 years. Coached soccer and baseball for 15 years at Battle Creek Recreation Center. Award-winning amateur historian. Kidney cancer survivor.
To reduce crime and support law enforcement. To get Serious about Inflation, the Economy, and over-taxation. To fund Kids, not Broken Schools, and Keep our Classrooms Open.


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
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? N
9. Do you support a parent’s fundamental right to direct the upbringing of their children, including their education and health care? Y