Playing well with others

To the editor:

This election season, I’ve received more than my share of political fliers in the mail. “Vote for this candidate because they are a good community person.” “Don’t vote for this candidate because they’ll leave you homeless and jobless.” Now, I’m being a bit sarcastic, but you get my point.

Last week I received a piece of literature in the mail that made me stop and think. It was a flier for state Rep. Anna Wills (House District 57B) highlighting the fact that both business groups and labor unions have endorsed her for re-election.

That caught my attention.

As we head to Election Day – and those advertisements and fliers that sometimes make me just want to change the channel and put my mail on hold – it was refreshing to read that Anna Wills is someone who can work with people on both sides of the aisle. In other words, someone who, frankly, can “play well with others.”

I believe I can trust Anna Wills to continue to be someone in St. Paul who can reach across the political divide and work with others to keep the interests of all Minnesotans at heart.  This is why I’ll be voting to re-elect Wills on Nov. 8.

Chris Mattson