I want to work for you, for the values and interests we share, for the well-being of both our children and our parents, for equity in educational and economic choices and for a promising and vital future in Minnesota. That's why I've decided to seek this office and ask for your vote. Minnesotans deserve a future based on the legacy of our history. Our parents and grandparents voted for Democrats like Hubert Humphrey, Paul Wellstone and Orville Freeman; for Republicans like Luther Youngdahl, Harold Stassen and Dave Durenberger. A dozen Nobel Prize winners have graduated from our schools. Minnesota's leaders in civil rights, labor, education and the arts -- people like Joan Mondale, Nellie Stone Johnson, Josie Johnson, Sister Giovani and Alan Page -- are national leaders as well.