Screen Shot 2015-05-21 at 2.46.55 PMEmily Larson and I have been talking about meeting and discussing how to make our campaigns fair and positive. Emily and I both have boys in the same school that play lacrosse together. At first, I was a little reluctant meeting Emily in private. However, last night I read a post on social media about Emily that made me rethink this. Something very inappropriate was said about Emily and I have asked the person to delete the comment, and it was removed. Even though Emily is my political opponent, I will not stand for bullying on social media or bulling in general. I’m a husband, a father, and a mentor to many Duluth children. I’m thinking that Emily and I have a perfect opportunity to address the bullying issue and make a difference in our community.

I have always questioned people when they say, “That’s politics.” I feel this type of behavior is what has all of us, where we are at today with the Internet bullying. Here is a link to a collection of articles on bulling that my Team has prepared long before I entered this race. With all that said, I know both Emily and I care about Duluth and I’m hoping that Emily will meet with me for a joint press conference.

Screen Shot 2015-05-21 at 2.48.25 PMI will run a fair and positive campaign, and I will not stand for anyone disrespecting Emily or myself. The focus is on Duluth, and making this the greatest city in Minnesota. That is my pledge to the citizens of Duluth, I will fix the roads, I will remove the drugs, and I will be the new leader this city greatly needs. It is time to make Duluth the shining gem it once was, and will be again.