To the Editor:

Margaret Rog’s and our family have interacted over decades in the parks, in the schools and throughout St. Louis Park as we both raised babies to adulthood in the same two Birchwood Neighborhood homes. We have watched Margaret in close quarters and from afar, across the school district and in frequent St. Louis Park committee work, where she has displayed jaw-dropping energy and enthusiasm for her neighborhood and her city.

Over the years, City Hall and our children’s educators have come to know and welcome Margaret as a strong partner for a better SLP. The proof is in the pudding: Birchwood Neighborhood president, Peter Hobart School parent-teacher organization president, Health in the Park grant author, commissioner on the Human Rights Commission, St. Louis Park Community Housing Team member and St. Louis Park Friends of the Arts managing director, to name a few.

We in Ward 1 have been blessed with the long and tireless advocacy of Sue Sanger in her council work; if Margaret Rog takes Sue’s place on the council, we will have what we deserve: one who hits the ground running, carrying a convincing resume of longstanding civic engagement, an embracing personality and the experience that her deep and thirsty SLP roots will bring to bear on day one.

We hope you will join us in voting for Margaret Rog in the upcoming Ward 1 primary, which concludes Tuesday, Aug. 8.

Jean and Jon Olson

St. Louis Park

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