“If you don’t feel safe, you have nothing” is a quote and decision making guidepost that Char Samuelson, candidate for New Brighton City Council, has used in her seventeen years as a public servant for the citizens of New Brighton.
New Brighton City Council candidates Mary Kunesh-Podein, Brian Strub, and Graeme Allen could be discomforted by the assertions of letter writer Courtney Morton (letter published 10/2/13), a zealous supporter of theirs.
I’m the parent of two children who attend school in the Mounds View Public School district. From our family’s personal experience, I know that my kids spend their days at school learning and growing and I know they are receiving a quality education. At a recent PTA meeting, I heard a presentation from our school board members about the state of the district and I was really impressed with what I heard.
When I was asked to co-chair the Neighbors United campaign for this fall’s levy renewal for school funding, I didn’t hesitate to say yes. I see it as my chance to pay back Mounds View Public Schools for all of the good work they have done for my family and my community over the past 45 years.
The world is changing. Will New Brighton change with it? I have lived in New Brighton 6 years. In the last few, I have had the honor of meeting amazing people. The New Brighton I know is full of hard workers, teachers, farmers, librarians, chicken owners, police officers, church-goers, rooster keepers, republicans, democrats, bee keepers, gay people, straight people, and differently-abled people.
At our annual fall picnic, it was nice to meet three new families who recently moved into the neighborhood and filled homes left by empty nesters. The young parents said the high quality of the Mounds View Public Schools was certainly a factor in their home search and selection.