As we move on from election season to the holiday season, I would like to thank Ann Marie Metzger for her willingness to run for office in Woodbury District 53B.
I know it is not easy, but challengers keep the process competitive, and that is a good thing. As our former Mayor Hargis used to say, “iron sharpens iron, and that’s when the sparks fly.”
Related: Woodbury Election Results
Every election cycle is important, but I was particularly anxious to see the results of the ballot questions so I could get a better pulse of our district moving forward.
In summary, the senate district was similar with 43.07 percent (53A) and 43.20 percent (53B)—most of you do not think we should amend the constitution to define the word “marriage.”
The photo ID question was a bit more split with 52.79 percent yes in 53B, and only 46.43 percent yes in 53A (JoAnn Ward’s side of senate district).
Related: MN Marriage Amendment Got Majority Support in Only One Patch City
I will keep you informed of these and other issues as they are addressed in the next legislative session. My focus will remain the same: prudent fiscal policy and common sense reforms.
I encourage you to stay in contact with me. The most effective way for a quick response is to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, but you may certainly call 651-296-1147 as well.
Thank you for the positive job approval rating you gave me on Election Day.
Congratulations to Senator-elect Susan Kent and Representative-elect Jo Ann Ward as well. I look forward to working together as we represent you at the capitol.
—Andrea Kieffer, Woodbury House District 53B