Letter: Support Mary Jo McGuire for county board

To the Editor:

 

I’ve had the pleasure of knowing and working with Mary Jo McGuire for many years, and you can’t go wrong by re-electing her to the Ramsey County Board of Commissioners in November.

Mary Jo’s service first in the state legislature and then on the county board has been exemplary. Government can be frustrating at times as federal, state, and local agencies don’t always coordinate and collaborate with each other. Mary Jo cuts through all these layers with skill to solve problems. She also keeps constituents apprised about what is going on.

She brings an infectious enthusiasm to the work. In an election year when we cringe every day listening to the news about the presidential race and wonder why anyone would choose public service, Mary Jo’s attitude reminds us that we all have a responsibility to participate. I would also see Mary Jo every year as she coordinated a program for high school students who present public policy ideas to local elected officials. I suspect that her efforts have created a pipeline of engaged young citizens who will lead our communities in the future.

Please join me in supporting Mary Jo.

 

Paul Gardner

Shoreview

 

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