Sunday, July 31, 2016

The Strongest Candidate & Only One You Will See Defeating Poverty, Homelessness, Helping Seniors, & Veterans in MN


VOTE AUG. 9th CHRIS FOR HOUSE



Priority number #1 for the residents of Bloomington East and West
As parts of Bloomington has poverty rates upwards of 13 to 20 percent and same with unemployment rates, some of our residents live well below the poverty line. (1), (2) There are over 10,000 households that make an income range of less than $10,000 to less than $34,999.(3)
I am seeking office  "To Advocate For Them."


Bloomington, MN has become a Major Hub for Global Travel, Tourism, and mass Retail Sales. We can easily Create a New Retail Sales Tourism Tax from, businesses, the Airports, major corporations/franchises, and small businesses with upward 30 employees without hurting their employees.
The increased revenue will provide:


  • Educational Funding for East and West Bloomington Public Schools (before, during, & after school funding)
  • Implementation of New Long Term Road Construction Materials for East and West Bloomington (safer & efficient  travel)
  • Extended Public Transportation in West Bloomington (increased job security for residents without cars)
  • Affordable Housing Tax Credit for rental property owners in East and West Bloomington (to lower rent, insure rental upkeep without affecting profits)
  • Adapt a Step-up/MPLS Achieve employment Program for At-risk in East and West Bloomington Teens and Young Adults, (Teens and young compete with middle age people for jobs in this 2016 economy, we need to provide jobs just for them, "the youth")

1). https://www.bloomingtonmn.gov/sites/default/files/media/PovertyCity.pdf
2.)https://www.bloomingtonmn.gov/sites/default/files/media/UnemploymentCity.pdf
3.)https://www.bloomingtonmn.gov/sites/default/files/media/Income2010Chart.pdf


As a Nonprofit Think Tank Founder, I hold the CEO position of Socially Responsible Investor.
I implement nonprofit corporate practices to promote environmental stewardship, human rights, and diversity and I. T. job creation across the United States of America, including MN.

I have 8 consecutive years of Democratic Party experience. It has been a privilege and honor to have served in Elected Offices in the South West 3rd Congressional District. I have been Elected to the offices of:

  • Caucus Chairman
  • Precinct Chairman
  • Central Committee Member
  • Constitutional Committee Member
  • Affirmative Action Committee
  • State Central Committee Director
  • Outreach & Inclusion Committee
  • Delegate: Precinct Delegate, Senate District Delegate, Congressional Delegate, State & National Delegate
THANK YOU FOR READING AND VIEWING !
I believe it is very important to work across the aisles as MN has more than a 2 Party system at work in our Great state. My current campaign slogan is:
"Returning the Seat to the People of Bloomington Not The Party"
We the people are humans, not donkeys and elephants.
VOTE AUG. 9th CHRIS FOR HOUSE

Friday, July 29, 2016

Christopher Seymore Vs. Chad Anderson Virtual Debate 4 House SD50B 2016


I met with Chad Anderson at the State office Building at a Republican Press conference. After questioning the Speaker of the House, I asked Chad if he would be open to debate me for the House Seat. I have since called him, messaged, and emailed him for a debate before the primary as he promised. Chad did respond finally. He said "Thanks for the email. After thinking about a debate before the primary, I think the primary is really a contest between you and Andrew Carlson." Smart move in my opinion, but the problem is you he told me he would.

As this is my 1st. State Office race for House I believed him.
It is very disappointing to be denied the chance to debate  my opponent in my 1st political race. Chad assured me to my face, shook my hand, said yes to the debate before the Primary, then in "my opinion thought he might lose the debate." Chad and Andrew are avoiding me hoping that the people of Bloomington never hear about me.

Thank You League of Women Voters Bloomington MN for this opportunity to have my voice heard. To the viewers, I ask that you have an open mind, and please pay close attention to which candidate provides you with a detailed answers to the questions provided to us by L.W.V.

  1. One minute introduction.
  2. Should the legislature take action to make housing more affordable, if so what should it do?
  3. Do you believe it is important to work across the aisles to get things done? If yes, what can you do to make that happen?
  4. One minute wrap-up.



Thursday, July 28, 2016

Christopher Seymore Vs. Andrew Carlson Virtual Debate 4 House SD50B 2016


My campaign Staff, and myself has requested to debate Mr. Carlson over the phone, and email. To no avail did we get a response.

Andrew in "my opinion" has dodged me since our Senate District Convention. On the day of the convention I asked him for a debate, and he told me he would, as he was very upset that he did not receive a confirmation from Chad Anderson In the Special Election 2015. I have not seen him since. As this is my 1st. State Office race for House I believed him.
It is very disappointing to be denied the chance to debate  my opponent in my 1st political race. Andrew assured me that he knew the feeling, and would not do the same to his fellow Democratic Opponent.
Sad to say this will be the only place you will see us together, answering the same questions from the people of Bloomington.

Thank You League of Women Voters Bloomington MN for this opportunity. To the viewers I ask that you have an open mind, and please pay close attention to which candidate provides you with a detailed answers to the questions provided to us by L.W.V.

  1. One minute introduction.
  2. Should the legislature take action to make housing more affordable, if so what should it do?
  3. Do you believe it is important to work across the aisles to get things done? If yes, what can you do to make that happen?
  4. One minute wrap-up.






THANK YOU FOR READING AND VIEWING !
I believe it is very important to work across the aisles as MN has more than a 2 Party system at work in our Great state. My current campaign slogan is:
"Returning the Seat to the People of Bloomington Not The Party"
We the people are humans, not donkeys and elephants.
VOTE AUG. 9th CHRIS FOR HOUSE

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Video Blog & Letter of 8 years MN Experience In Politics !

My Political Resume 2008 ~ 2016

Hi, my name is Christopher Seymore.
I am seeking the MN House of Representative Seat for Senate District 50 B in Bloomington MN.

As a Nonprofit Think Tank Founder, I hold the CEO position of Socially Responsible Investor.
I implement nonprofit corporate practices to promote environmental stewardship, human rights, and diversity and I. T. job creation across the United States of America, including MN.

I have 8 consecutive years of Democratic Party experience. It has been a privilege and honor to have served in Elected Offices in the South West 3rd Congressional District. I have been Elected to the offices of:
  • Caucus Chairman
  • Precinct Chairman
  • Central Committee Member
  • Constitutional Committee Member
  • Affirmative Action Committee
  • State Central Committee Director
  • Outreach & Inclusion Committee
  • Delegate: Precinct Delegate, Senate District Delegate, Congressional Delegate, State & National Delegate

Corporate Experience
L CORPS
T-Mobile
Xerox Corporation
Mesaba Airlines
Office Depot
IBM
Qwest/Century Link
Boy’s and Girls Club of America
Boy Scouts of America
Wilder Foundation
City of St. Paul
City of Minneapolis
Professional Experience
Nonprofit CEO/Founder
Teacher K-12
Economic Social Scientist
National Executive Pastor
I.T. Business Founder
Business Analyst Consultant
Parks & Rec. Asst. Director
School Board Liaison
Professional Blogger
Social Networks Developer
Mechanism/Game Theorist
Community Precinct Leader
Youth Programs Director
Writer/Trainer/Speaker
Educational Background
U of Minnesota
Liberal Arts
Concordia University
Secondary Education
Concordia University          Business Management
MN Small Business Administration
N.G.O.Business Development
Hennepin Tech Community College
I.T. Business Management
                 

This has been a pivotal year for me.
On Caucus night 2016 after I introduced myself I was Nominated to be Precinct 13 Caucus Chair by one of Bloomington Jefferson High School's oldest graduates. The nomination was voted upon and I was elected.
I say this was a pivotal year because I then recognized I have been asked to work in the Democratic Party every year Since 2008. MN Rep. John Lesch invited me to a Barack Obama for President event 2008. While there I was introduced to U.S. Senator Tom Daschle. I told him my perspectives on life and politics. It was at that moment when I was asked to join the Democratic Party. Tom Daschle recruited me.


I am a people person. People sense my sincere desire to help problem solve, and produce an outcome that will help in any situation. That is why I am asked I have been asked to speak-up for the people at every Democratic Convention this year. A very large percentage of the Democratic Party support me because I support their vision for getting goals accomplished for the state of MN.

In 2016 I became a big deal in the Democratic Party here in MN.
HERE'S WHY !! THE PEOPLE AN I SUPPORT WHAT"S RIGHT FOR OTHER PEOPLE SELF !
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2016 State DFL Convention Nothing Got Done Without Me #1st !!!



THANK YOU FOR READING AND VIEWING !
I believe it is very important to work across the aisles as MN has more than a 2 Party system at work in our Great state. My current campaign slogan is:
"Returning the Seat to the People of Bloomington Not The Party"
We the people are humans, not donkeys and elephants.
VOTE AUG. 9th CHRIS FOR HOUSE

Public Thank Blog from Chris Seymore for House of Reps. #antipoverty

Thank you to all the Businesses & Residents that spent Time with me at V.E.A.P. Fest July 24th, 2016

V. E. A. P YOU ARE THE PILLAR IN THE COMMUNITY !!!

VOTE CHRISTOHER SEYMORE AUG. 9th, 2016 

For Bloomington House Representative 

"RETURNING THE HOUSE SEAT TO THE PEOPLE 
NOT THE PARTY"

The single most important issue I will address after taking office will be to introduce long lasting legislation that will decrease the different levels of poverty in Bloomington.
It is a scientific fact Poverty worsens everything, education rates get lower, poor health, crime, and suicides increase.
The poverty rate of women, and minority groups is a poor reflection of Bloomington as a whole, which to me is an embarrassment.
  • Women make up for 50% of the total population of Bloomington 26% of them live below poverty
  • The Combined Minority population of Bloomington is 22% . The poverty rates of
  • African Americans in poverty in Bloomington is 25.8%
  • Native Americans  25.4%
  • Hispanics  is 19.9%
  • While the White population is 88% only 4% of them live in poverty.

I will work hard at fixing this blight on our community.
It will be easy to Eliminate these Racial, Gender, Equity & Equality Gap.



WHEN CHRIS SEYMORE TALKS !!
PEOPLE LISTEN IN!
BECAUSE I LISTENED TO THEM 1ST

YOU EVER BEEN TO TRIA !
I HOPE YOU NEVER HAVE. BUT I RECOMMEND THEM IF NEED BE :)
I SUPPORT THEM ~ THEY SUPPORT ME
http://tria.com/

BLOOMINGTON JEFFERSON PARENTS ON THE SCENE !!
TALKING POLITICS THAT WORK FOR ALL THE PEOPLE!
BEER TO BEER  ~  MAN TO MAN!

I BROUGHT A #BEER AND MADE AN APPOINTMENT TO SEE THE FINE PEOPLE OVER AT:
#PHARAOH'S #GYROS THANK YOU BOTH FOR YOUR SUPPORT!! SEE YOU SOON!!
https://www.facebook.com/pharaohsgyros/?fref=nf

THANK YOU #BLOOMINGTON #GIRLS HOCKEY!!
GIRLS ROCK FOR REAL !!
http://www.bloomingtongirlshockey.org/page/show/590375-about-us
CHRIS 4 HOUSE SUPPORTS WOMEN'S WORK & ISSUES!!

THANK YOU ALEXANDER GONZALEZ of  #THRIVENT #LUTHERAN #FINANCIAL!!
YOUR SUPPORT IS SO GREATLY APPRECIATED!
https://www.facebook.com/Alex.Gonzalez.Thrivent/?fref=ts

THERE WAS WONDERFUL RECEPTION AT VEAP FEST!!
https://veap.org/about/mission-and-programs/
THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING CHRIS FOR HOUSE TO STUMP ON THE GROUND TO BRING A POSITIVE CHANGE TO BLOOMINGTON IN ORDER TO DECREASE POVERTY  IN OUR COMMUNITY!

Thank YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT SHANE ANDERSON !
THE ANDERSON ILLUSTRATIONS WAS A HIT !
https://www.facebook.com/anderson.illustrations

Thank YOU SHANE ANDERSON !
THE ANDERSON ILLUSTRATIONS WAS A HIT !
https://www.facebook.com/anderson.illustrations

BLOOMINGTON RESIDENT's WILLING TO SPEAK, WILLING TO LISTEN
and WILLING TO DO OUR PART IN  MAKING A BETTER COMMUNITY

Thank You  FOR YOU SUPPORT !!!!
CREPE & CAKE
https://www.facebook.com/CrepeandCake/?fref=ts

I HUNG OUT WITH THE BAND !!
AND FIT RIGHT IN!!
THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!

As your Representative I will introduce Legislation that will Create a Retail Sales Tourism Tax Bracket in Bloomington MN.
Any for profit or Nonprofit Local business, major corporation/franchise, small business with upwards of 30 employees that would "fall into a New Guideline" of Retail Tourism Revenue. The increased revenue will provide."
  1. Educational Funding for East and West Bloomington Public Schools
  2. Implementation of New Long Term Road Construction Materials for East and West Bloomington
  3. Extended Public Transportation in West Bloomington
  4. Affordable Housing Tax Credit for rental property owners in East and West Bloomington"

At Bloomington VEAP Fest I explained this Plan To Culver's Owner and the need for hearings, and committees to make it work. Don Is a Bloomington Resident, and Business own with 50 Employees. I told  him I want to gauge the extra tax to be low enough for Small businesses his to retain  employees ! you see the smile :)





Sunday, July 24, 2016

Bloomington is a Global Market Place ~ Chris Seymore is the only Global Representative on the Ballot

Chris For House of Representatives
"Returning the Seat to the People of Bloomington Not The Party" 

Bloomington is a Global Marketplace.
Why ?
Because we have the Minneapolis/St. Paul Airports. 
"The Bloomington's Retail  alone get's a minimum of "40,000,000 visitors a year from around the world."1
https://www.bloomingtonmn.org/international-traveler


The purpose of this blog  is Threefold:

  1. To remind Voters of Bloomington that The 2016 Primary Election is August 9th 2016.
  2. The General Election is to be held November 8th 2016.
  3. The City of Bloomington is a Global Marketplace & Christopher Seymore is the only Global Representative of Bloomington the Ballot for House SD50B.
: ) As Bloomington is a Metropolitan Hub to the World you need a Leader in the House who Has already earn a Voice on a Global Level. " I AM THAT LEADER" Christopher Seymore for House SD50B 2016 : ) 


My blog for House of Representatives Campaign has been up for 4 mos.
It already has readership from the U.S., FRANCE, GERMANY, RUSSIA, POLAND, ETHIOPIA, U.K., IRELAND, TURKEY, and ANTIGUA & BARBUDA.  A total of 1,106 views to date. That's an avg. of 276.5 per mo. Globally 


My blog for LCORPS has been up 5 Years
It has a readership from the U.S., FRANCE, GERMANY, RUSSIA, POLAND, UKRAINE, U.K., SWEDEN, CANADA, and AUSTRALIA .  A total of 16,085 views to date. That's an avg. of 3217 new readers per yer. Globally.


For Life Changing Out Reach Programs & Services of which I am the Founder and CEO. I have the duty of being a "Socially Responsible Investor" that implements nonprofit corporate practices to promote environmental stewardship, human rights, and diversity and job creation across the United States including MN.

I have even be given a platform at the GLOBAL UNITED NATIONS CHURCH,  to SPEAK & PRAY for the UNITED STATES CITIZENS for greater economic stability. (please clink youtube video below)





I have 8 consecutive years of Democratic Party experience. It has been a privilege and honor to have served as an elected Official in the South West Metro Congressional District 3 as:

  • Precinct Chairman
  • Central Committee Member
  • Rules & Constitution Committee
  • Our Reach & Inclusion Affirmative Action Committee
  • Delegate from Senate District to National levels.  



My years of experience in roles of leadership, has trained me to hit the ground running with minimal time for ‘learning curve’ adjustments as Bloomington’s next  MN State House Representative.

Please Vote Christopher Seymore Sr. for House Primary & General Election 2016
Prepare by Chris Seymore for House


Saturday, July 23, 2016

I support Bloomington Teachers and Residents "Chris for House SD50B"

Priority number #1 for the residents of Bloomington East and West
As parts of Bloomington has poverty rates upwards of 13 to 20 percent and same with unemployment rates, some of our residents live well below the poverty line. (1), (2) There are over 10,000 households that make an income range of less than $10,000 to less than $34,999.(3)
I am seeking office  "To Advocate For Them."


Bloomington, MN has become a Major Hub for Global Travel, Tourism, and mass Retail Sales. We can easily Create a New Retail Sales Tourism Tax from, businesses, the Airports, major corporations/franchises, and small businesses with upward 30 employees without hurting their employees.
The increased revenue will provide:

  • Educational Funding for East and West Bloomington Public Schools (before, during, & after school funding)
  • Implementation of New Long Term Road Construction Materials for East and West Bloomington (safer & efficient  travel)
  • Extended Public Transportation in West Bloomington (increased job security for residents without cars)
  • Affordable Housing Tax Credit for rental property owners in East and West Bloomington (to lower rent, insure rental upkeep without affecting profits)
  • Adapt a Step-up/MPLS Achieve employment Program for At-risk in East and West Bloomington Teens and Young Adults, (Teens and young compete with middle age people for jobs in this 2016 economy, we need to provide jobs just for them, "the youth")

1). https://www.bloomingtonmn.gov/sites/default/files/media/PovertyCity.pdf
2.)https://www.bloomingtonmn.gov/sites/default/files/media/UnemploymentCity.pdf
3.)https://www.bloomingtonmn.gov/sites/default/files/media/Income2010Chart.pdf

Friday, July 22, 2016

Campaign Update

This campaign is really getting going. We are expanding our social media presence. Follow me on Twitter @Chris4MNand like my Facebook page Chris for MN House of Representative SD50b.Facebook Page.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Online Question and Answer Session with a Fellow Bloomington Resident. July 21st, 2016 !

Today I had an online question and answer session with a fellow Bloomington resident inquiring about my Candidacy for MN House of Representatives. 

So without any further ado, here is our conversation:
Bloomington Resident Questions Q1-Q9
SD50 Candidate for House Answers A1-A9

Bloomington Resident:
Q1) What do you propose to do about all the slumlord investors that keep buying all of the housing in the area that is under 200k and renting it out, but rarely making
 any of the repairs needed? How are we supposed to have growing, long term family homes in Bloomington if those families are priced out by overzealous investors pricing them out and creating homes for rent, rather than for sale?"


A1) SD50B Candidate for House: I plan to Provide Affordable Housing Tax Credit for rental property owners in East and West Bloomington. For those taking the tax credit home repairs will need to be inspected, and mandatory to receive credit. I agree as I have rental experience in West Bloomington. This can be done through City of Bloomington channels.

Q2) I've met Andrew three times, one of which he was walking door to door and meeting everyone. Did you plan to canvas? I haven't met you yet; I don't remember seeing you at the caucus.


A2)  Sorry I didn't get a chance to meet you. I was at caucus night. I was the chair for precinct 13 Caucus the night. I have 8 consecutive years of Democratic Party experience. It has been a privilege and honor to have served in the elected Offices of: SW Metro CD3 Precinct Chairman, Central Committee Member, and Delegate from Senate District to National levels. 
As this is my 1st campaign, I plan to canvas Aug. 1st - 8th.

Q3) How do you justify your position on being pro life; despite that less than 2 percent of abortions are actually "wanted" by the mother, and are nearly always due to medical need, or to prevent further trauma in situations of a non-viable fetus. To clarify, 98 percent of those who get abortions are -already- hurting or grieving from having to abort their baby in the first place and would do anything to save that baby; and it's just not possible; or they'd have done it. You really want to add more stigma and myth to this procedure and potentially criminalize women's reproductive health and well-being? Your position is not one I can support right now.


A3) Yes I am pro life, but I understand and believe in a woman's right to choose. As a father and husband I know exactly what you are referring to when you say: "nearly always due to medical need, or to prevent further trauma in situations of a nonviable fetus." We have 4 children, but have lost 4 children while in fetus stages. My wife is the only one who had the right to choose. My personal Pro-life stance is on, those who have an irresponsible lifestyle, and chose abortion as an option to not be a responsible parent. That's not right in my view. It's is my belief that there are better options than abortion for a healthy mom, who can deliver a healthy baby.

Q5) Speaking of: What will you do to encourage Sex education in the schools? 


A5) I am a Retired School Teacher, and a current Educator in the MPLS CityWide Autism Program. To encourage sex ed, I will continue to do my job, as sex ed is part of the school curriculum. I do not protest sex ed.


Q6) Also: What plans do you have for inclusion, anti-bullying and lgbt protections? 


A6) I am a huge proponent of, inclusion, anti-bullying and lgbt protections. I plan to bring my experience, and expertise to the House to insure  that MN's legislation is a reflection on what the children need and want. I'm currently on MPLS School District's Y.E.P. Team, and 
W.M.E.P.'s Multi-School District Dare 2 B Real Program, as a Facilitator. 
Both of these programs evaluate school culture across in Twin Cites, and most West Metro School Districts on inclusion, anti-bullying and lgbt protections.

*The Youth Participatory Evaluation (YPE) program involves young peoples' voices in evaluating the programs, organizations, agencies, and systems that have been designed to serve them.

*Dare 2 Be Real, promotes, addresses and discusses racial equity and leadership. Students undergo intensive training and structured discussions that are intended to prepare a new generation for global readiness. Through cross-cultural coalitions, student use their knowledge, skills, and voices to become actively involved in the community.
Q7) Do you plan to address or do anything regarding the fact that childcare in our area costs on average, 18-22k a year for a single child? If so, how do you plan to address it? 

A7) I am aware of the cost per child for education, and understand educational budgeting. I am on the Lake Nokomis Site Council, I serve to advise Keewaydin's Principal and budgeting team on the allocation of its' budget.

In the post on "Making Bloomington Prestigious and Safe Again"
I will introduce legislation that would increase school spending, and work to insure rights of children and teachers. It is my belief that educators, and children should have a bigger say in public school spending, and allocation. 

Q8) Do you intend to Vote Hilary now that Bernie has lost? Or are you going to defect to Stein or Johnson with the other Anti-Hilary protesters? 

A8) As far as the 2016 Presidential election, I believe in voting one's conscience not one's Party. Even if one votes for the opposing party.
I am undecided at this time on personally my Presidential Candidate. I will get my information this source for decision making here:http://www.politics1.com/p2016.htm


Q9) How will your propositions reject discrimination of refugees, or those of a middle-eastern background? 

A10) I propose that MN Citizens do what I do. Network, work with and or for with people who are of refugee status, and middle-eastern heritage and cultures. It is easy to get to know people when they know you have an open mind, and unbiased heart. As far as my propositions, there are laws on the books that will just have to be enforced to prevent further discrimination, as I know it exist. Also with no legislation, will have to come new oversight to ensure proper implementation.

Q11) What will you do to continue to encourage and promote police and community relations?


A11) Bloomington Police do a fine job in my option. When we call they come to help. They have literally been my life's saver.

To insure they keep up the good work I will introduce legislation that would provide proper training,
to prevent Bloomington Police department from falling into issues of disproportionate rates of negative interactions with African Americans, and all other persons whom are targeted by practices of racial profiling, and minimize the practices of violations quotas. All the while getting needed data and input from the Department as a whole as I want to serve them as they serve us.

Q12) Lastly: We know a good deal about Andrew's family; tell us about yours.

I want to know specifics.



A12) My Family and occupational background are as followed.
I am Husband to Michelle Seymore and proud father of four children, Mikya 24, TreyVonne 23, Lena 18 and #21 Chris Seymore Jr. 16 yr old, Bloomington Jefferson Varsity B-Ball and “Track Star ” ! Go Jags ! 
I am also Grandfather of 3 beautiful grandchildren. 
I have 24 years experience in education. A retired St.Paul Teacher. Currently MPLS Schools employee: Citywide ASD SEA, Student Equity Group(s) Facilitator, and Lake Nokomis k-8 Site Council Voting Member.
My years of experience in roles of leadership has trained me to hit the ground running with minimal time for ‘learning curve’ adjustments as Bloomington’s next MN State House Representative.


Thank you sincerely for your Questions on me, my family, and my stances. I have tried to answer them as best as I can. If you have any more questions please feel free to send them to me. 


Prepared by: Chris 4 House of Representatives SD50 B Bloomington MN 2016