I agree with the Review it is very different having all six of the same gender as candidates for the three offices. However, there is a very wide difference in the leadership style of the six.I was so happy when Nora Slawik choose to be a candidate for Mayor. She has a wide experience negotiating in a bi-partisan manner and is respected by both parties.
Be sure to vote at the Primary Election, Aug. 13. We, as citizens of Maplewood, need to vote for the best candidates and not vote for anyone who is supported by a Union or a Political Party. City Elections are non-partisan and Unions and Political Parties should stay out of it. Check up on the candidates and vote for the person.
I was very much surprised and dismayed to learn Will Rossbach will not be a candidate for mayor. He has done a great job and it will certainly be a loss to our city. I can understand that business has to come first. He will certainly be missed. I watched him interact with the leadership of other cities and know he was well respected.
To those of you who may have passed up an opportunity to expose yourself to the beauty, wonder and often, pageantry, of drumline — a pity. This is pure family entertainment at its very best (not to forget that it’s very inexpensive).
We have had a very busy session at the Legislature this year. We are so fortunate to have three excellent legislators for District 43. I especially appreciated the two in the March 23 Review: Senator Wiger’s on Veteran’s issues and Representative Fischer explanation of the Health Care Exchange. I was happy to see Minnesota Care become the state method of access since I represented AARP in passing that bill, which was a bipartisan bill in 1992. I also appreciated Representative Lillie’s article a few weeks back which covered several issues of importance keeping us informed.