An honor and a privilege

To the editor:

To the people of Eagan, my hometown, thank you.  It has been an honor and a privilege to serve as state representative for the past two years.

The experience has been humbling and uplifting.  Knocking on doors and interacting with thousands and thousands of voters and constituents, I have been continually amazed by the vast diversity of gifts, talents and skills that the people of our community possess and put to good use in the service of so many different enterprises, careers, dreams, causes and concerns.  Witnessing the individual character and charitable spirit of the people of Eagan has filled me with hope and optimism, strengthening my conviction that our best days lie ahead.

To everyone who supported Jenny and me and my campaign, thank you for the extraordinary generosity, encouragement and hard work. Jenny and I are blessed to have so many wonderful friends and fellow travelers. When this year’s campaign is long forgotten, the relationships we have forged will endure.

Finally, congratulations to Rep.-elect Laurie Halverson.

Please join me in keeping Ms. Halverson in your thoughts and prayers as she takes the oath of office in January and begins serving in the Minnesota House.

While my term as state representative is coming to a close, my dedication to the people of our community and our great state of Minnesota will continue. I am excited about new prospects and opportunities for service that lie ahead. Thank you again for the privilege of representing you at the Capitol.

Rep. Doug Wardlow