READER’S VIEW: LARSON WILL CAPITALIZE ON DULUTH’S STRENGTHS
By Tom Homan from Duluth on Oct 28, 2015 at 7:08 p.m.
Several weeks ago I sat with a group of community-minded friends to engage in conversation with Emily Larson. We reflected on her candidacy to lead our city as mayor. None of us knew her personally.
She looks you in the eye and listens carefully. Her clear-minded responses reflected judgment, poise and unerring civility. She values transparency. She engages hot issues (streets, downtown development, housing, schools, welfare, crime, transportation) with care and solicits the views of others.
As mayor she can be counted on to set a quick pace, sustain momentum and capitalize on Duluth’s strengths. She will lead with distinction in St. Paul to engage state government on our behalf. She will vigorously pursue investment opportunities both within the U.S. and internationally.
She knows city government from the inside and evinces a clear understanding of its strengths and weaknesses. Larson cares deeply about education and family concerns such as safety, health and recreation. She models fitness.
Emily Larson has found the right challenge to engage her considerable talents.