Councilwoman Amy Scoggins announced Thursday her intentions to run for a third term on the Woodbury City Council.
Scoggins told Patch she got involved in politics after she stopped working as a physician recruiter following the birth of her second child.
“I wanted to get involved,” Scoggins said. “I wanted to do something productive and meaningful.”
With plans for of Woodbury and her work on the , Scoggins said she wants to see those projects through.
“Obviously, those are going to be big issues,” she said.
The 41-year-old, who has lived in Woodbury since 2000, said her experience has grown with her time on the council. She hadn’t served on any city boards or commissions before being elected.
Scoggins said there aren’t any major issues facing the city.
“We’re pretty good at identifying those things and heading them off before they surprise us,” she said.
Scoggins said she feels she’s done a good job on the council, whose members get along and work well together. “Even our disagreements aren’t disagreeable,” she said.
She said she hopes that whomever is elected would continue the positive tone set by the sitting members.
“It’s really enjoyable to be a part of, and I want it to continue that way,” Scoggins said.
When she first ran for a seat on the Woodbury City Council, Scoggins said she was up against 5-6 others who seemed more organized, at least judging by yard signs. But she ended up winning. “It was a fluke, in a way.”
“But it turned out to be a good thing," Scoggins said.