Congratulations Emily Larson

Dear Supporters, What a race.  What an experience. I want to congratulate Emily Larson, I hope she can lead Duluth in the right direction.  I may not have won a seat at the Mayor’s desk —  but the time, effort, and money spent on this race was not in vain. Our...
My Focus: All of Duluth, All of Our Kids

My Focus: All of Duluth, All of Our Kids

My father was instrumental in creating the Valley Youth Center in West Duluth, years ago.  The center holds a spot in my heart for all they do for our local youth.  They also put together some astonishing presentations, like the one linked below. Through graphics they...

A Word About the Debate

  I was happy to see the media finally cover the mayoral campaign, as WDIO did recently, giving a clear contrast of the differences between Chuck and Emily.  We have a real choice here in Duluth. Watching the forum I felt like Emily sounded like a robot spouting...
Raising Taxes is Not the Answer

Raising Taxes is Not the Answer

Recently I asked a financial analyist to review the most recent, publically available financial report for the city.  As I comb through the report, one number dropped my jaw immediately, and I know every homeowner in the city can relate.  It’s that feeling of...
My endorsements are from people, not parties

My endorsements are from people, not parties

A unique aspect of city government is that it is non-partisan, or at least it’s supposed to be.  The reason being, according to the National League of Cities, is that it promotes the idea that cooperation between elected officials is more likely. That non-partisanship...
Chuck at the Zoo for Boo at the Zoo!

Chuck at the Zoo for Boo at the Zoo!

Most who know me know how passionate I am about preserving the family-friendly places around Duluth, and the Lake Superior Zoo is high on that  list.  I’ve got a million childhood memories at the zoo and I hope the kids of today can experience the same fun I...