Age: 48.

Address: 332 Maple Island Road, Burnsville.

Family: Single.

Work history: Right Management, Senior Vice President of Strategic Accounts Education history: Normandale College, Bloomington, Minn., associate arts degree; Macalester College, St. Paul, bachelor's degree; University of Minnesota, master's degree.

Community activities: Burnsville Chamber of Commerce; Twin Cities Human Resources Association; Burnsville Rotary; former president of Association of Career Professionals International; founder and former chairman of the Human Resources Roundtable for the Minnesota High Tech Association.


Government history: Burnsville City Council Member

Contact information: Phone, (952) 736-3599; fax, (952) 736-5910; e-mail,; Web site:

Top three issues:

1. Seniors and better prescription drug costs.

2. Protect children from threats from drugs and the Internet.

3. Provide promised and necessary benefits to veterans.

Candidate's statement:

I believe no one party has a monopoly on good ideas, and no one party can be right 100 percent of the time.


Five questions of the candidate:

1. Is the United States pursuing the right course in Iraq? Yes.

2. Do you support making permanent the tax cuts enacted under President Bush? Yes.

3. Do you favor expanding the military? Yes.

4. Do you favor federal school test standards? Yes.

5. Should the federal government block the import of prescription drugs? No.

By Mike Dougherty



After two years on the Burnsville City Council, Teresa Daly says she's gained an even stronger understanding of how government affects people.

"I've seen how government impacts families and companies for better and for worse," said Daly, a DFLer from Burnsville.

And it's what has prompted her to seek a seat in Congress in District 2. Daly says she's more in tune with the priorities of the district. Her priorities include balancing budgets and strengthening the military. Even though some of her issues or stances might sound more aligned with Republican candidates, Daly is quick to tell people, "No one party holds monopoly on good ideas, nor is one party right 100 percent of the time."

Her message is that she'll respond to the views of her constituents, not the directives of a party.

"I'll be a leader who will do what's right for families," she says.

One issue that reaches all people is the budget deficit, and Daly says a better approach is needed before the deficit balloons further.

"The deficit is something that needs attention," Daly said. "Addressing it with a pay-as-you-go policy seems to be something that has been forgotten in Washington. Responsible spending and the right policies about spending can invest in innovation and infrastructure of transportation."

She said the war on terrorism has been sidetracked by America's war in Iraq. She said that the United States needs to stabilize Iraq and get the Iraqi people to a state where they can make good decisions on their own governing.


"But the way we went into Iraq will require us to rebuild our relationships with other countries and truly establish a global coalition where we can get the situation in Iraq stabilized and get a global war on terrorism reestablished," Daly said. "The war on terrorism is not just a war on the U.S. We need to go after the threats in our world as a global community."

Daly said her attention to the district includes more attention to three priorities: Senior citizens and their need for real prescription drug cost relief; children and the need to protect them from drugs and threats that come through the Internet; and veterans and the need to provide them their full health benefits and ease other burdens on them.

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