Dear Bloomington, Chanhassen, Eden Prairie and Richfield Residents,
Thank you for visiting my website. I am Andrew Moller, a Minnesota native and a 31 year Eden Prairie resident. Respectfully, I ask for your vote on August 9th, 2016, in the Primary Election.
I am running for Hennepin County Commissioner because I am a common-sense fiscal conservative and believe that Hennepin County needs a fiscal conservative for the 5th District. Hennepin County expenditures are set to increase significantly in 2016 as compared to levels just two years ago. In 2014, actual Hennepin County expenditures were $1.627 billion. For 2016, County expenditures are budgeted at $1.943 billion representing over a 19% increase in just two years. Property taxes related to Hennepin County and the agencies it directly supports account for approximately 40% of a typical homeowner's property tax bill. Lower property taxes will put money back into family budgets and reduce the cost of living for middle class families. In addition, lower property taxes will help businesses create more jobs and improve our economy.
Before I retired in 2008, my professional career was spent in the private sector.
As Chief Financial Officer of Christopher & Banks, a retailer with annual revenue of $500 million, I was responsible for oversight of the budget. Christopher & Banks is a company whose stock is publically traded and earnings are reported to shareholders on a quarterly basis. I believe my private sector experience, being regularly accountable to shareholders, will be an asset in ensuring that Hennepin County funds are spent more efficiently.
Significant improvement in the general economic conditions have been made in the past few years. However, many of our county residents are still in the process of recovering from the Great Recession. I recognize that you work hard for your money so we must be more responsible in spending your taxpayer dollars.
Also, I strongly believe in term limits for Hennepin County Commissioners. Three four-year terms are enough for Hennepin County Commissioners to accomplish their objectives.
Hennepin County has an award winning library system. Libraries are an amenity available to all residents. As a result of my belief in maintaining a strong library system I make an annual charitable contribution to help support the good work of our library system.
For a further discussion of topics related to Hennepin County please click on the Priorities tab.
Again, thanks for your continued support and your vote on August 9th.