Clear Comparison of the Candidates 

VOTE Tomas Settell

Education (Tomas)

  • Believes parents should be able to choose where their children go to school.

  • Supports a teacher shortage loan forgiveness program.

  • Is for the requirement of testing for lead and other toxins in school's water. Our children deserve safe drinking water.

  • Is for investing in early literacy programs for youth.


  • Recognizes that Minnesota income and estate taxes are driving people, businesses, and those who are retired out of the state. He is for eliminating the "death tax" and reducing income tax rates to become competitive with other states. 


  • Believes government should be limited in size and scope and should be required to efficiently deliver necessary services like road maintenance, fire safety, and police protection.

  • Public health and science are important factors to give citizens advisory information to make informed consent, but government public health mandates are unconstitutional.

Health Care

  • Supports choosing your own health insurance plan in an open market place. 

  • Is for making sure insurance companies cannot exclude you from coverage if you have pre-existing conditions.

  • For integrative and functional medicine services and labs to be covered by insurances, especially for the elderly and those who need it. 

  • Supports the needs for grants and for school-linked mental health/counseling or chaplain services and helping to reduce the cost for those who are disabled. 


Small Businesses

  • Is supportive of small businesses and self-employment, and is for lowering taxes for small businesses and incentivizing them to invest back into their communities.  

Public Safety 

  • Supports safety of our roadways. Although we must protect our rights to peacefully protest, dangerously blocking roadways violates our citizens' constitutional rights under the 14th amendment. Citizens need the ability to travel on established roadways freely and when others block them intentionally, it places individuals and EMT at risk, and violates their rights of life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness.


Education (Matt)

  • Voted against authorizing education funding in HF890, which would have established a teacher shortage loan forgiveness

  • Voted against requiring the commissioners of health and education to jointly develop a plan to test for the presence of lead in water from school buildings. 

  • Voted against appropriating $6 million dollars for early childhood literacy programs for 2018 and 2019 in the 2017 bill


  • Voted against HF4385 in 2018, which would have reduced the percentage of individual income tax required per tax bracket.

  • Voted against limiting the state and local income taxes and sales taxes to estates and trusts causing additional burdens and driving people out of our state. 


  • Has low ratings from the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce and the National Federation of Independent Business

  • Sponsored SF3416 on February 2, 2020 which violates the Constitution. Wants to empower doctors, paramedics, and a new classification of "Health Officer" to do the job of law enforcement. This weaponizes health officials and will erode the public trust to "do no harm." The public would see ambulances coming as law enforcement instead of help when needed.

  • Voted in support of the Governor's excessive use of executive powers, thereby hindering the legislative branch to function the way the constitution designed it to function

Health Care

  • Voted against SF800 in 2017 which ensured that an insurance company could not exclude you for pre-existing conditions

  • Voted against grants for school-linked mental health services and helping to reduce the cost for those who are disabled

Small Businesses

  • Voted against SF3483 on April 30, 2020, which would have extended small business investment tax credit until 2025

Public Safety 

  • Voted against HF390 on May 14, 2018, which would have helped precent the blocking of roadways that caused harm to others recently in 2020. Many individuals were harmed by either their body or property due to the protests carried out into the streets.