“Good afternoon, I’m Jessica Schrimp and I’m walking with Andrea Kieffer.” After a quick knock on their door, these are the first words I say to many Woodbury residents I have had the opportunity to speak to—and encourage to vote for our current representative, Andrea Kieffer.
Door knocking with Andrea has been both a unique and rewarding experience this summer.
As a political science and communication arts major at UW-Madison, I was thrilled to have the chance to work on Andrea’s reelection campaign. These last three months have not only taught me about how much effort is demanded in order to campaign effectively and reach out to as many citizens as possible, but also that we are fortunate to have such a sensible and competent representative speak for us in the Minnesota Legislature.
I have known Andrea for over 10 years, and walking the neighborhoods of Woodbury with her in the summer heat has only reinforced my belief that she is an intelligent, capable woman that serves as a positive role model to anyone who wishes to participate in the local political environment.
Not only does Andrea constantly keep Woodbury’s best interests in mind as she speaks and votes in the Legislature, she also strives to listen to concerns from the entire political spectrum.
I have witnessed the attention Andrea devotes to her constituents by conversing with Woodbury residents while door knocking, reaching out to nearly every attendee at her community meetings, and most importantly, reinforcing to all citizens that they can always email or call her with questions.
When I send my absentee ballot to the polls in November, I can feel confident that my vote for Andrea Kieffer will contribute to a brighter future for Woodbury, in the experienced hands of this representative.