Gearing up for the election

Friends – The buttons have arrived!
In an effort to help organize my re-election campaign I’ll send you a button for a $10 donation to my campaign.
You can simply click on the donate link and send $10 via PayPal and in return I’ll send you one of these nifty 1.25 inch buttons. The funds raised will help me over the next several months to better connect with constituents and voters alike.

Thank you for your continued support!


2020 button

Transparency is important

Earlier this year I was appointed to serve on the Dakota County Broadband Board (DBB). The DBB was established with a representative from each city in Dakota County and a representative from the county as well.  The overall goal is to help implement a fiber project that connects each city operation together as well as county operations.

The board is currently in the earliest stages of development and even lacks simple things like a project website so in the spirit of transparency, I’m posting the agenda for tomorrow’s meeting in case you’re interested in learning more.

As always, please let me know if you have any questions.


Click Here: Agenda and Background – DBB Board 06-13-18

Key changes to Food Trucks in Lakeville

Last night, the Council discussed amending the ordinance related to Food Trucks in the city. A few key changes include:

-Wednesday – Sunday operation, and federal holidays


-Operation allowed on certain city streets

-Lowering the requirement for insurance to industry standard of $1 million

-Creating annual permit for operators with $150 fee and fire department inspection.

-Allowing for operation in City Parks

These changes, which won’t be en

acted until a future full council meeting, will hopefully spur more growth in the food truck industry for our city. Thanks to everyone for providing feedback. See you downtown!

Getting your input on the Comprehensive Plan


Last night, the Council and Planning Commission began discussing the 2030 Comprehensive Plan. This document will help guide our development for the next decade.

Starting in late April the City, Planning Commission, and Council will be holding a series of public events to gather input from citizens. The city has been divided into 7 sections and each section will have their own meeting.

Here are the dates and locations of meetings:


Hope to see you there!


Brews and Banter


Following up on my first Coffee with Your Councilman, I’ll be hosting my next community conversation ‘Brews and Banter’ on April 13 at Angry Inch Brewing.  My most important job on the City Council is to hear from the people in Lakeville. I look forward to discussing the issues that are most important to continue to move our community forward.  You can find out more information and RSVP here.

A piece of Lakeville history – The Sea Girt Inn

As I mentioned previously, I’ve been spending time with each of departments within the city to fully understand their needs as they serve the taxpayers.  I’ve met with the Fire Department, Parks & Rec, Public Works, and the liquor store.  I’ll continue my tours over the next few weeks.

I wanted to take a moment to share lost story of our city’s history I learned while visiting with Parks & Rec.

As part of my tour, I visited the Heritage Center. Located near downtown, the Heritage Center is a place for active adults to participate in community activities as well as house some of the Parks & Recs staff.  Also at the Heritage Center is the current location of the Lakeville Area Historical Society.

Remembering the Sea Girt Inn

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