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Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Mayor Judy Johnson's Farewell Party

I went to the farewell party for Mayor Judy Johnson in Plymouth tonight. I've always had a high degree of respect for Johnson and the way she has run the city of Plymouth in a professional way. When I've gone to functions in Plymouth, I keep on thinking, why can't local government run so well in Minneapolis.

Many people spoke very highly of Judy during the ceremony - Congressman Jim Ramstad, Minnetonka Mayor Karen Anderson, the Plymouth Mayor-elect, Kathleen Murdoch, who just got elected to Plymouth City Council, Phil Johnson, Judy's husband, and so many more. DFLer Sen. Terri Bonoff (who Judy ran against for State Senator) was in attendance, as was DFLer Sen. Ann Rest.

Judy represents the best sort of politician. She works to listen to people and to solve problems. We need more like her.