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Letter: Supporting problem-solvers like candidate Dan Feehan

Though the coronavirus pandemic demands our attention at this time, we must remember that the Nov. 3 election is rapidly approaching — in just under 29 weeks, we will cast votes in many important races. Our choices then might be influenced by what we see around us right now.

A pandemic only worsens conditions that already exist; therefore, we must support problem solvers like Dan Feehan, whose experiences as a teacher, parent, and military serviceperson inform his plans for improving the lives of everyday people.

Dan Feehan knows that the best way to prevent effects like widespread economic damage, illness, and death is to plan ahead and establish strong systems that can withstand any assailant, whether it’s a disease, a flood, or a financial downturn.

He supports changes to the health care system, such as providing internet in rural areas to enhance telemedicine and reducing the age threshold for Medicare. Dan Feehan supports helping farmers attain greater economic security and sustainability so that our state’s young people can look forward to continuing their family’s farms. He also seeks to adapt the tax code’s approach to child care costs so that providers can flourish in their chosen vocation and be rewarded for their essential work, while parents can benefit from tax credits that make child care costs affordable.

A vote for Dan Feehan is a vote to strengthen the systems that will help us withstand future emergencies and improve daily lives of all Americans.

Laura Armstrong

Winona, MN