I would like to make two endorsements for local races. I am going to work for both campaigns and am putting signs in my yard for both (in addition to my sign for John Schultz for State Senate).

Mike Odello is running for Morris Area School Board. Mike is a fellow lowbrassman, a teacher, a husband and father, and a really good cat who has lots of ideas how to keep our schools good as well as make them better.

Jay McNamar is running for the Minnesota House of Representatives, District 12A. Jay is a retired teacher, volunteer fire fighter, and is currently the Mayor of Elbow Lake up in Grant County. He understands what our rural communities are facing and offers real, positive solutions to the challenges of small towns. He will be an outstanding voice for west-central Minnesota in St. Paul.