2022 Candidate Survey
Describe your personal experience with skateboarding.
Dabbled. I do know a few older skaters locally. I work with Bob Bogema at my current job. Additionally. Adam Stanzak and Tony Oberstar who both local skaters that have relocated to LA and have produced videos and commercials for skating and snow boarding.
Can you do a kick flip?
Do the communities you would represent have quality, accessible, visible skateboarding spaces?
I am actually impressed at the number of Skate facilities up here in Northern Anoka County. Definitely more options I had growing up in Bloomington.
Do you see the connection between skateboarding and social, racial, gender, and economic equity? If so, please share a few thoughts.
I know the sport is striving to recruit diversity and I encourage that from an economic and popularity standpoint.
How will you support youth and community health with new ideas and infrastructure?
I would agree that a good long term investment with low maintenance. I think liability becomes a factor with some communities.
Will you support fully funding the Minnesota Skate Park Grant Program (SF2502/HF2876) in the 2023 Legislative session and beyond?
I'm down with that.