Politician Info
D Peter Stauber (R - MN)

Holds office U.S. House District 8

Candidate in race for U.S. House District 8 (R)

Position on Marijuana Legalization

Do you support legalization of the recreational use of marijuana?

I have seen firsthand the devastating affects of the opioid crisis during my 22 years as a police officer with the city of Duluth. I have had to deliver death notifications to unsuspecting parents and it has shaped my opinion on legalization of drugs. My job as a police officer was to protect my citizens and get all drugs off our streets and out of the hands of our youngest and brightest, which includes marijuana. Link

Comments

Should people convicted of non-violent drug offenses be released from prison and their records expunged?

It is well known that our federal prison system is costly to taxpayers, loaded with first time offenders and non-violent drug offenders. As a former law enforcement officer, I enforced the law and brought people to justice. That being said, it depends on what the changes in proposed legislation would be, and I could be amenable to common sense reform.

Do you support changing the law to release non-violent drug offenders currently serving federal prison terms?

It is well known that our federal prison system is costly to taxpayers, loaded with first time offenders and non-violent drug offenders. As a former law enforcement officer, I enforced the law and brought people to justice. That being said, it depends on what the changes in proposed legislation would be, and I could be amenable to common sense reform. Link

Votes
2019: The SAFE Banking Act, HR 1595
YES
2019: Blumenauer/McClintock/Norton Amendment to Protect Legalization
No
Contact Peter Stauber

Email: https://stauber.house.gov/contact/email-me

Web: https://stauber.house.gov/

Phone: 202-225-6211

Address

126 Cannon House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515

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