Theis, Tama

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
MN State Senate
District:
14
Political Affiliation:
Republican
Phone:
(320) 248-9474
Age:
62
Occupation:
State Representative 14A
Education:
AAS Microcomputer Support and Network Administration
Biographical Info:
Married Greg Theis in 1980, moved to St Cloud. Son Christopher born 1982, and Jonathan 1985. Started our Construction Company in 1985. We closed that business in 2013 and had already started a Home Inspection Company in 2009 because of the economy. Greg has since retired in July 2021 and we closed that company as well. We have rental property as well. I ran for State Representative in January 2013 after my Rep, Steve Gottwalt, resigned. I won that election and was sworn in February 19, 2013. I am in my 5th term. I decided to run for Senate as I don't agree with how my Senator is representing me.
Statement:
I am not happy with how my Senator is representing my area. I have a better knowledge of this area having been here for 42 years and have been serving the area by being involved in many organizations. I have had many folks express their concern over how our current senator is voting, especially on an amendment on the HHS bill in the Senate. That really cemented it for me.

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* Unless the pregnancy is harmful to the Mother.
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* Can we please let our children be children?
5. Do you support legislation that preserves girls’ and women’s athletics for biological females? Y* I was at the start of Title IX. I was a part of our High Schools first female Volleyball Team.
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* I had been on the committee that heard the first bill and I was surprised at some of the testimony from folks that were in favor of counseling. It was very informational and enlightening. I think that there is a lot to learn yet.
9. Do you support a parent’s fundamental right to direct the upbringing of their children, including their education and health care? Y