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In honor of Thanksgiving, I wanted to pause and share a few items for which I am grateful.
First, I am thankful for the privilege of representing a great district like ours at the Capitol—a place where neighbors create a real sense of community. Our first-rate schools, our strong small businesses, and helpful and caring residents make our community a great place to live and raise a family.
Two weeks ago voters passed the Mounds View Schools bond referendum by a 73 percent majority. The vote affirms our residents’ commitment to education and their willingness to invest in expanding our schools to accommodate an increasing student population. Thank you, community!
On Saturday, I attended the annual Compass Educators Breakfast honoring and encouraging teachers in Minnesota public schools. Jan and I had the privilege of sharing a table with former Governor Al Quie. One of the speakers, elementary music teacher Sam Eaton, shared a moving personal message about nearly committing suicide four years ago and how he instead chose to live. His testimony is a powerful message that is relevant for students and anyone struggling with life. I am thankful for educators like Sam who value students and invest wholeheartedly in them.
Fifteen years ago, I lost my corporate job and was unemployed for six months. Today, as a small-business owner, I am most grateful for the responsible and hard-working employees who serve customers with me. My ability to represent our district at the Capitol would not be possible without their dedication.
Faith, family, and friends are blessings beyond words—blessings that may be listed last but are first in my heart.
My best wishes to you this Thanksgiving. May you have opportunities to express thanks to those who brighten your life.
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Thank you for allowing me to represent you at the Capitol.
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