I am writing to correct a statement made by a writer in a letter to the editor published October 29, 2014 ("Vote no"). In that letter, the writer stated, "Employees at the school are more than amply compensated.
After attending the recent forum for Vadnais Heights Mayor and City Council candidates and reading candidates’ responses to questions posed by the Shoreview Bulletin, we are especially impressed with the professionalism, forward-thinking, and responsiveness to citizens’ needs demonstrated by Mayor Marc Johannsen.
My parents moved my sister and I, along with my brother who was about to be born, to St. Anthony because of the schools. A few months later, I began kindergarten at Wilshire Park and thirteen years later, I graduated from St. Anthony Village High School.
A recent letter from a Shoreview representative of Christians United for Israel (CUFI) ("'Unconscionable' actions," Oct. 22, 2014) criticized me for not meeting personally with his group, even though my staff in Washington, DC has met with them year after year. While I meet with hundreds of Minnesota constituent groups every year, I have not met with CUFI and I have serious concerns about the group.
Progress. That is what was promised and delivered by Representative Carolyn Laine and the DFL at the Capitol in St. Paul this past two years. What does progress look like? It looks like a fair budget, balanced without gimmicks.