It has been four years since you elected me as your State Senator. I sincerely thank you for the opportunity to serve you and our community. I would like to share with you my priorities and accomplishments since then. Prior to taking office, Minnesota’s unemployment rate was 6% – today it is a healthy 3.8%. And closer to home, the north metro area has seen a flurry of new businesses and expansion. I am proud to have supported smart policies and funding to help bring stability and growth to businesses in our community. As a member of the Senate Education Committee, we made historic investments in our schools and have seen very positive results. Our high school graduation rate is the highest it has been in a decade, thousands more preschool children have access and parental choice to high quality learning opportunities and we continue to make steady progress in closing the achievement gap. Together, we have worked to secure critical funding for transportation projects like Highway 610 and Highway 10. This type of investment has contributed to significant economic job growth in the north metro area. It is an honor to serve the people of Brooklyn Park, Coon Rapids and Champlin. I am happy and proud to share these priorities and accomplishments with you these past four years and ask for your continued support.