Tedrow seeks Indiana House seat in District 63February 14, 2018
From Local Sources
Jasper resident Dennis Tedrow has announced his candidacy on the Democrat ticket for the Indiana House of Representatives District 63 seat.
Tedrow was born in Jasper and graduated from Barr-Reeve Junior-Senior High School. He studied political science, international science and Spanish at the University of Evansville. He currently works at MasterBrand Cabinet’s Plant 22 in Ferdinand.
“I am running this year for the purpose of providing a voice of change; but one of reason,” Tedrow said. “Our political leaders are failing us and the time has come for real, honest, good change. We need someone with the will and strength to stand up and fight for our rights, and for our future. We need someone who actually has the energy and stamina to go the distance against establishment politicians. With your vote I vow to be that someone.”
Tedrow believes “local government provides us with the most powerful of offices in our free world; for it is with local action and leadership that we truly see our families and neighbors prosper.”
If elected, he wants to tackle local infrastructure, which he says “is in decay” and local education funding.
“More alarming, however, is Hoosier lives being put at risk,” Tedrow said. “As the opioid epidemic continues to sweep across the nation, Hoosiers are exposed ... Our state leaders need to begin drafting legislation that will saves Hoosier lives.”
He also believes “the time has come for us to pass realistic cannabis legislation.”
“Since 2014, Colorado’s realistic marijuana laws have increased their tax revenue by 500 million dollars,” he said. “This money has gone to schools, infrastructure, and drug prevention and treatment programs. Should we take the same approach, I would also attempt to reduce the tax burden on lower and middle class Hoosiers.”
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