Letter: Lisa Weik Will Get My Vote this Fall

Dick Hanson chimes in on the race for the District 5 Washington County Board seat.

With the primary elections behind us, it's time to focus on the upcoming general election, especially with the .

During her short tenure on the Washington County Board, Commissioner Lisa Weik has done an incredible job representing the interests of taxpayers in the county, including veterans and small business owners. She worked hard to ensure Washington County and Woodbury's business interests were "at the table" when the new Minneapolis/St. Paul Regional Economic Development Partnership was launched to grow commerce and living wage jobs.

I've also witnessed firsthand Lisa's dedication to public service, and especially military families, while volunteering together with the (WYRN). Whether promoting the new , or traveling to Washington, D.C., to lobby for county interests, Lisa is a tireless advocate for Woodbury, the economic engine of Washington County, and the 10th largest city in the state.

As a resident of Dancing Waters, I'm delighted that Lisa Weik will continue to be my commissioner in 2013 where her leadership seniority will have increasing impact. I fully support her re-election to the District 5 seat of the County Board covering most of Woodbury.

—Dick Hanson, Woodbury

The author is a 3M retiree and Woodbury Community Foundation Board member


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Paul Whackernutz August 21, 2012 at 03:49 PM
She may be representing what she perceives to be Woodbury's interests, but she's done a poor job in my experience listening to Woodbury citizens. She completely ignored constituent wishes (and not one or two, but hundreds) on the CR 19 rebuild project. Worse, she flip-flopped her positions between the original public meeting (against the roundabouts) to later supporting them. Like the experience with Woodbury City Council, she was content to let the staff engineers and their consultants run with whatever they wanted without challenge. According to Ms. Weik, success for homeowners along Woodbury Drive is that the county didn't have to take anyone's land as part of the rebuilding project. I had a Lisa Weik sign in my yard last election, but not this year.


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