Bird, Victoria

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
MN State Senate
District:
28
Political Affiliation:
DFL
Phone:
(763) 464-2051
Age:
47
Occupation:
Substitute teacher
Education:
Master’s in criminal justice
Biographical Info:
First I’m been married for 19 years. I’ve been a mother for 8 years to twin boys. We live in Cambridge, Minnesota. They attend a public charter school. before that they attend early childhood classes And Head Start. I too went to a Head Start classes when I was younger. Now as a family, we are involved in Isanti Cub Scouts. I believe in safety for all. When it come to Guns, health and attending school. I believe the right to choose. If I did not have the chose, I would not have my Beautiful family. Family is what you make of it. Not a Definition!
Statement:
My family and I have been living in Cambridge Minnesota for 19 years. I personally have seen this community grow and transform into a more accessible town. Infrastructure, for instance, there was a time where people with limited mobility could not travel in this community. Now the walkways and roads are being upgraded. And there is now a transportation system in place. There needs to be more done. The rail for example. Infrastructure does not only deal with transportation think about solar power. When traveling I have seen many northern counties with solar "farms." What a wonderful thing to save money. Why stop? We need to continue this trend. That moves us on to technology. Again access! As citizens we need to make sure that our students are provided the proper and updated devices. The world of technology is moving fast. To the point, the internet is like turning on your lights. Broadband is the wave of the future. This community has made progress but again has stopped short. Our children are the ones who are going to build the future. And I am one who wants to support that future. Not finally, but just the beginning. Our children are the future and the past. Let do not bring them back to the past. Let's give them the choice over their own bodies, who they want to marry and who their friends are. My Mom told me, "I cannot pick who your friends or who your spouse is going to be; All I can do is support your decision. Thank you all for reading. Hopefully it gave you some insight to who I am. VictoriA A. BirD

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)? N* I believe one has the right to choose. I believe If a soul is meant to be in this world the it will be. I believe a Children need to be loved and wanted. And sometimes there is no choice. Especially when it comes to fatal accidents. A doctor should not be put in that choice but it happens. Let a lone a mother or father to be. An abortion is between you and your doctor not government.
2. Do you oppose all taxpayer funding of abortion? N* I personally do not want to go back to the 1920s. Even if do you have the option to go to another state. low income people can’t afford that. We as a society will start seeing a rise in inappropriate abortions. “ or so-called accidents.”
3. Do you oppose physician assisted suicide, also referred to as aid in dying? N* If that is the last case scenario so be it. Dying with dignity is better than dying in pain. Especially if there’s no other option.
4. Do you oppose public school policies that promote transgender ideology, such as comprehensive sex education? N* Truthfully more communication with our young children the better. Gender is assigned to a body not a soul. I was lucky I grew up with three brothers and a sister. I was the youngest. My education about sexuality was a trip was a Gas station my parent saying “you can get pregnant now.” If it wasn’t for the school and sex education I don’t know where I would be.
5. Do you support legislation that preserves girls’ and women’s athletics for biological females? ?* I have one comment: A person no matter what gender they choose should have the same physical ability to be on a team. Me saying no or yes would limit women to join a mens team. Example Baseball or football. Title 9. Title IX is the most commonly used name for the federal civil rights law in the United States of America that was passed as part of the Education Amendments of 1972. It prohibits sex-based discrimination in any school or any other education program that receives funding from the federal government.
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* My kids go to a charter school.
7. Should people have their religious freedom protected if they refuse to participate in a same-sex wedding? Y* I believe in same-sex marriage. I also believe In religious freedom. Do I think it’s right to To deny somebody service because you believe in something they don’t. that is wrong. That is putting your beliefs before your customers. One should not force their beliefs and somebody else. But at the same point we should not condemn the person who is refusing service we should educate.
8. Do you oppose efforts to ban voluntary biblical counseling in the areas of gender and sexuality? N* Don’t ask don’t tell is over. A person should be who they are and be able to express those feelings.
9. Do you support a parent’s fundamental right to direct the upbringing of their children, including their education and health care? Y