Housing First Fund Releases its First Series of Ads in Governor’s and Minnesota House Races

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For Immediate Release
Contact: Katie Eldred (651-697-7567)

The Governor’s Race and Five Metro House Races Featured in Digital Ads

Roseville –The Housing First Fund launched its first Independent Expenditures Ads of the 2014 election season, including one focused on incumbent Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton.

Titled Questions for Mark Dayton, the gubernatorial ad concentrates on the issues of of the Governor’s budget balancing strategy, the mismanagement of MnSure and the Governor’s recent decision to require indoor sprinkler systems in many newly-constructed homes.

“As our members, our friends and neighbors, and prospective homeowners gather to discuss this year’s election, these are the issues we hear about the most” said Builders Association of the Twin Cities President Shawn Nelson, a member of the Housing First Fund Board. “We have posed this as a series of questions because people are concerned about Governor Dayton’s decisions, and we believe that this ad is the best way to encourage Governor Dayton to give people straight answers on the issues raised in these ads.”

Housing First has also released several ads in support of candidates for the Minnesota House of Representatives, including Roz Peterson (56B), Ryan Rutzick (44B), Kirk Stensrud (48A), Stacey Stout (43A), and Andrea Todd-Harlin (51A).

“Each of these candidates is a true Housing Champion — committed to keeping the price of homes affordable in Minnesota,” explained Nelson. “The housing industry, which makes up 15 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), is a critical part of any state’s economic health, and we are ready to help Minnesota continue an economic expansion if we can avoid unneeded regulations.”

Initially, these ads will be released via digital and banner ads. However, Nelson explained that, “there is a lot of time left before the election, and we expect that voters will see Housing First ads in more places later in the campaign season.”

Housing First is an Independent Expenditure Political Fund affiliated with the Builders Association of the Twin Cities (BATC) the leading voice for homebuilders and remodelers. Housing First is non-partisan and focused on increasing the number of Housing Champions in Minnesota elected offices.

Housing First Ads may be viewed here.

A Strong Housing Industry. A Strong Economy. Housing First.