Senate District 48 serving Eden Prairie and
We’ve come through the 2012 election and have had some time to recharge. Nationally, we saw the lowest turnout in 72 years. I door knocked with both Yvonne and Joan. I’m thankful Yvonne pulled through. And, am glad Joan will be running again in 2016.
My campaign volunteers and I have been working toward 2016 since the day after the election in 2012. And, we’re ramping up our activities. We’re fundraising to meet the maximum for this two-year cycle, and will continue this with the new two-year cycle that starts in January. I continue to be active in both Minnetonka and Eden Prairie and as a member of the AM Rotary Board.
But, as we move into the more active phase of our campaign, no matter how much we do, we can’t do it alone. It takes support from everyone to get done what needs to be done during a Senate District-wide campaign.
As the weather warms, I’ll begin door knocking again. My goal is to door knock the district at least twice before the election in November of 2016. When I come to your door, please let me know your thoughts.
After this past election, I’m hearing the media talking about the trend I noticed last year: with the ineffectiveness of the U.S. Congress, more issues that have been considered federal issues are coming down to State Legislatures. So, it’s more important than ever who is elected to be your state legislators. Who do you want making decisions on student loan debt? legalization of marijuana? immigration? water rights? And so much more…
I’ll be starting to door knock in late winter/early spring of next year and will continue until Election Day of 2016. I plan on door knocking the full Senate District at least twice. I hope you’ll join me and my campaign team as we begin building our efforts for the 2016. It’ll be a great journey. Join us on what I believe will be a historical journey for our district!
Here’s a photo from that evening. From left to right: Ramsey County Commissioner MaryHo McGuire, Senator Chris Eaton, me, Senator Sandy Pappas, Senator Ann Rest and Representative Connie Barnardy.
Appreciate the opportunity to talk with folks at a late-December meet and greet in St. Paul:
This week, my adult children Taylor and Sarah were able to spend some time with me. It was great to have them here.
Thanks to Ben and Shelly Kyriagis for inviting me to be part of their fundraiser for State Auditor Rebecca Otto.