Consider these factors as you vote for state and federal officials November 6.

Did the candidate or party reflect your view of the following?

• The tax cut bill of 2017 and its benefits to your income, business and the national debt.

• The benefits of tariffs to agriculture and industry.

• The handling of relations with North Korea, NATO, Canada, Mexico, Russia and Iran.

• The current Zero Tolerance Policy toward immigrants and their families.

• $25 billion for a wall.

• Global warming and regulations relative to air, water quality and soil conservation.

• Minimum wages

• Union rights -- public and private.

• Health care and affordable insurance.

• Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid funding.

• Public education including its funding, vouchers and safety.

• Guns

• College education funding.

• The rights of women, minorities and people who are LGBTQ.

• Existing legislative districts and gerrymandering.

• Bipartisan efforts.

• Civility, fairness and honesty of their campaign.

• Current state and federal administration and leadership.

Steve Mau, La Crescent

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