Good governance of our city depends on both a good administration and good legislative body, the Metropolitan Council. The quality of the candidates for those positions is important, and our city has been fortunate in having many great public servants provide the leadership it needs to grow and prosper.
I want to offer my personal thanks to all those who put their names on the ballot for consideration -- both the victors and those who did not suceed in their campaigns.
Congratulatons go to the victors: Mayor Karl Dean, Vice Mayor Diane Neighbors, the five incumbents returned as at-large councilmembers and the 30 district race winners who achieved their goals. Also, I extend my best wishes to the ten candidates involved in district runoff races.
When I was young, my father once told me that "politics is not for the faint of heart," and I know what he meant because it takes a certain degree of courage to put your name on a ballot.
So, I admire those who are willing to campaign and ask for acceptance, not knowing whether they will be favored or not. To those who did not succeed, I would tell them to not let a single election deter them in their public spiritedness and to stay involved in this great city of ours. There are still many contributions they can make to help our city become better.
I also encourage the voters who live in Council Districts 4, 5, 6, 13 and 33 to participate in the runoff elections on September 15th. Each of those districts have worthy candidates to consider and their job is not yet done. Please cast your vote to be part of the final decision of who serves you.
The runoff candidates are: Brady Banks and David Patterson in District 4; Scott Davis and Pam Murray in District 5; Peter Westerholm and Dave Rich in District 6; Josh Stites and Marilyn Robinson in District 13; Robert Duvall and Page Turner in District 33.
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