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Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Sue Ek, Kay Ek and Mary Ellen Otremba - Oh My!

Sue Ek's mother, Kay Ek - who doesn't have the problem establishing St Cloud residency that her daughter has will be running as either a write-in candidate for the 15B St Cloud house race. The Republican party was unable to get her on the ballot. Kay Ek, like her daughter is involved with BOMA - an organization that teaches about "natural family planning". King Banaian has more. North Star Politics gloats.

A commenter raises some interesting questions in response to my post earlier this week pointing out that Rep. Mary Ellen Otremba is listed as an instructor for this group, with her state email address as contact.

This isn't the first time Otremba has used her House position to promote her private business. She has proposed legislation in the past that would require a portion of state family planning funds to be set aside for "natural" family planning programs--never bothering to tell anyone that as a "natural" family planning instructor, she stood to directly benefit from her own legislation.

Otremba also is author of legislation that would allow pharmacists to refuse to fill prescriptions if doing so would violate their religious beliefs. So by attempting to restrict the availability of birth control, is this another back-door attempt by Otremba to promote her "natural" family planning business?


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