Letter to the Editor: Doug Anderson for Lakeville City Council

Letter writer: "His chief financial officer background at Hamline University is a significant plus in that he knows what it takes to manage a large service organization with a diverse constituency."

To the editor,

Doug Anderson is running for Lakeville City Council and I can see no better person suited to represent the citizens of Lakeville. I have known Doug and his wife Deb for over 20 years. Doug is well suited to bring a reasoned approach to the Lakeville City Council. He is a consensus builder and a team player.

His chief financial officer background at Hamline University is a significant plus in that he knows what it takes to manage a large service organization with a diverse constituency.

My husband serves with Doug on the Lakeville Finance Committee. While he has known Doug for a number of years, this was the first time they have had an opportunity to work together. He is very impressed with the knowledge, leadership, idea generation and commitment Doug has brought to the Committee.

I encourage all Lakeville residents to support Doug Anderson for Lakeville City Council on Tuesday, Nov. 6.  

Cheryl Wicklund Einck, Lakeville

John Locke October 18, 2012 at 05:46 PM
No disrespect to Mr. Anderson but we as citizens again are offered choices that truly are not what we need. We need someone with true business background where financial decisions are made on best practices and true needs. I appreciate someone like Mr. Anderson but most if not all education establishments are one step from the way our governments run. Non productive, grant receiving high cost over runs etc. Where are all those true executives and leaders that have true corporate leadership?
Harvey Simpson October 18, 2012 at 11:25 PM
John, those true executives and leaders don't want to deal with the headaches that are created by the likes of Matt Little. In real world situations the executive would fire his butt. Anderson brings a financial background and over 20 years of adulthood life in Lakeville. With that, Swecker, Bares and Anderson can help give us a stronger leadership, but we can only elect two.
Billy October 19, 2012 at 02:42 AM
John - and think, a good chunk of this city feels we need a 27 year old student running our city. Fool us once, shame on Little. fools us twice, shame on all of you for not paying attention.
Lisa October 19, 2012 at 12:13 PM
David Bares has the right business experience and knowledge to work for the City of Lakeville. His character and temperament are excellent for dealing with difficult Council (or Mayor as the case may be) personalities. I will vote for Bares!
Gerald October 19, 2012 at 01:45 PM
I'm not sure if you watched the council forum, but if Bares' temperament during the forum is any reflection on his character, there's no way I'd vote for him. He deliberately attacked Swecker regarding her vote on the creation of the Finance Committee and unfairly took time away from her next question's response so that she could address his attack. He was given wrong information as we all know that it was a 4-1 vote with Little dissenting. Mr. Bares was smug, argumentative and came off as having a bad attitude towards the other candidates, and he was outright wrong. He was a consideration for me until I witnessed his arrogance. I will vote for Swecker!
Matt F October 20, 2012 at 02:48 AM
We have Bares, Little on council and Bellows as mayor, we better budget more for the lakeville PD to stand guard.
Lisa October 20, 2012 at 01:03 PM
Gerald - I did watch the forum and if you think his question of Swecker was an "attack", you must be awfully sensitive. His question was respectful and his response to her answer was respectful. All of the candidates were respectful to the chamber and each other.


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