Letter - Skogen is the guy who gets things doneOur son, Major Stuart M. Anderson, was killed in Iraq on January 7, 2006. After reeling from our great loss for some time, we learned Minnesota did not have a Gold Star license plate.
To the editor:
Our son, Major Stuart M. Anderson, was killed in Iraq on January 7, 2006. After reeling from our great loss for some time, we learned Minnesota did not have a Gold Star license plate. Another son in Wisconsin and our daughter-in-law in Iowa got Gold Star licenses shortly after the tragedy.
We asked our state senator, Bill Ingebrigtsen, to sponsor a bill to get Gold Star license plates for Minnesota families like ours. He came back to our family twice and said that he couldn’t get the bill passed.
At a community event, Senator Dan Skogen heard us talking about this and offered to sponsor a bill for the plates. A short time later, he called and said he had gotten the bill passed. We didn’t even live in Dan’s district, but he knew honoring survivors with a Gold Star license plate was the right thing to do.
In this election, we have a clear choice: the guy who tries or the guy who gets things done. I know Dan Skogen will be a state senator who doesn’t just listen to us, but puts the ideas and wishes of our community into action.
Please vote for Dan Skogen.
Claremont and Nancy Anderson
(A paid political letter)