This letter was published in the Eden Prairie News on October 27, 2016.
Friends and neighbors, I know many of you personally after living in Eden Prairie for the past 33 years. We may have volunteered as Cub Scout Leaders or coached baseball together, or watched our kids grow up in the same schools. We may live in the same neighborhood or go to the same church. My wife Anne and I raised our four children here, and we love calling this community home.
I was humbled and honored to receive your support when I stepped forward to serve three terms on the Eden Prairie School Board, because education is my passion. Then I ran for the State Senate, and was again overwhelmed by the support I received from friends, neighbors and even those who didn’t know me but believed our shared vision for Minnesota. I’ve worked hard to represent you well.
Our community is admired by many, but we still face problems. We need more jobs, and an economy that makes paychecks grow faster than grocery bills. We need a health-care system that delivers affordable coverage. We need roads and bridges that are safe, reliable and less congested. We need flexible funding for our schools that isn’t tied to state-wide mandates, but can be used on programs that work for local students.
I’m asking for your vote so I can return to the Senate and continue to work hard on your behalf. My door will always be open, and I’d love to hear your ideas. Together, we can make our community stronger.
Senator David Hann