This letter is paid content. I am writing this letter in support of my friend, John Henningsgaard, for Mayor of Bemidji . John is a man of integrity in word and deed, who I believe will step into the role of mayor with competence and compassion. His maturity, leadership, community-mindedness, and strong communication skills will serve him in bringing people together and leading us into the future.
As the City faces some challenging issues ahead, John will continue the hard work of listening to, and understanding all facets of situations so that he can communicate clearly and effectively with stakeholders. He has the inner strength and experience to lead and make tough decisions, while at the same time be authentically respectful in the face of disagreements.
I encourage you to familiarize yourself with John’s background, positions, and opinions by going to his Facebook page (John Henningsgaard for Bemidji Mayor), website (henningsgaardformayor.com), or other news outlets and community forums. John welcomes your phone calls and emails and is happy to hear the questions and opinions of Bemidji residents.
As a man raised around the values of public service, John is ready to be our next mayor and will serve us well. Please vote in the August 11th primary.
Carolyn Jacobs Bemidji, Minn.