Council Member Kerrin Swecker has annoucned she's running for re-election to . She's been a member of the council since 2007.
"It has been my privilege to represent the residents of Lakeville," Swecker said in a news release. “I am excited to continue to be the fiscally conservative, moderate voice, representing the community as a whole."
Swecker was first appointed to the council in 2007 and won re-election to the term in 2008.
The following is from her news release:
Swecker, a former Planning Commission Chair, currently serves as a member of the Personnel and Public Safety Committees, Delegate to the League of Minnesota Cities, Dakota County High Performance Partnership member and as an Alternate to the Dakota Communications Center Board of Directors. She has served as a former member of the Lakeville Police reserves, the I-35 Solutions Alliance, the Downtown Lakeville Business Association and the Fire Relief Committee.
As a member of the I-35 Solutions Alliance, Swecker strongly advocated for the extension of the third lane on the I-35 interstate between Burnsville and Lakeville and the optional the MN-PASS lane to assist in the reduction of travel time from Lakeville to downtown Minneapolis. She was also instrumental in the formation of the city’s Finance Committee and consistently advocates for Lakeville in her regional responsibilities.
"With my Planning Commission background, I have always placed an emphasis on smart growth and wise investments in the City’s roads, parks and trails infrastructure in a cost effective way and the wise use of City assets including the repurposing of the former police station to meet the growing needs of the Senior Center, Historical Society and the Beyond the Yellow Ribbon group” said Swecker.
“My only goal as your Council Member is to continue to be your voice for local policy decisions. Because we have made intelligent decisions we are well positioned for the future. I want to continue to help lead our community as it grows and develops so that we can all appreciate and enjoy our investment. I cut where cuts are needed and preserve when preservation is the right decision. We need to continue to focus on economic growth in Lakeville, attracting and retaining businesses.”
Swecker, an Account Manager for CenturyLink, has been married to her husband Jaime for 25 years. They have three children: Shauna Calabrase, son-in-law Shawn Calabrase, Christy Swecker and Dana Swecker. Mrs. Swecker has lived in Lakeville since 1991.