To the editor:

I am writing to encourage Lakeville Area School District 194 residents to vote Zach Duckworth for Lakeville School Board. I have known Zach for years – we met and became friends while going to school in Lakeville. After graduating, we both attended the University of St. Thomas where we were roommates for several years. After my graduation from St. Thomas, I earned my law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School and, not long after receiving my law degree, Zach helped my wife, Kelsey, and I through the new home construction process here in Lakeville. Kelsey and I are both products of Lakeville’s schools and we wanted to start and raise a family in an area known for its phenomenal schools. We now have two young boys at home and we are excited to share Lakeville’s rich heritage with them.

I know Zach well – he has the commitment and passion we need in a School Board member to keep our schools excellent.  In all the years that I have known him, Zach has always been the epitome of servant leadership – as an infantryman in the National Guard, volunteer firefighter in Lakeville, and small business owner – he has a record of putting others first and working hard on their behalf. I know he will do the same for all of us, and especially our children, as a School Board member.

Steven Kinsella

Lakeville

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