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  • Election Day 2021
    November 2, 2021
    Election Day 2021On this first Tuesday of November, the first day my name has appeared on a ballot, after the day could not have started anymore perfectly. Woke up with great energy & attitudes, we all charged out of the house eager to start this day head on and to finish what we started, TOGETHER.

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  • Final Campaign Weekend – 5 Pictures
    November 1, 2021
    Final Campaign Weekend - 5 PicturesWhat a weekend! Friday was costume shopping (nothing like waiting until the last minute), Saturday was Halloween in Hopkins which surpassed all of our wildest expectations. Saturday night we created our own little pub crawl along Mainstreet on Saturday night (we tried our best to help a nice lady find her shoes), and Sunday of course was Halloween and all about the kids. 

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  • “Crime Fighting Local Business Owner” – We need a more catchy super hero name…
    October 29, 2021
    "Crime Fighting Local Business Owner" - We need a more catchy super hero name...Still unsure about what to be for Halloween? Consider thinking of your local heroes, or picking your own crime fighter character. Maybe I'll be a Crime Fighting Local Business Owner as a throwback to this memory from 2006.   In all seriousness, public safety services are able to be most effective when partnering with the citizens they serve. Hopkins Police has an excellent reputation for community outreach which helps all of us maintain a safer city.

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  • Sam’s Weekend in 5 Pictures
    October 25, 2021
    Sam's Weekend in 5 PicturesWe love a good weekend here in the Stiele House. Sam's Weekend in 5 Pictures will hopefully make you smile. Look at all the purple.This week marked MEA for my kids. Since our son Oliver was in Kindergarten, my wife Kimberly, has taken the opportunity to travel one on one with him. They have gone to a number of places over the years. After having to skip 2020, this year they came back in full force and spent a few days in Nashville, TN.

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  • Raspberry Fund
    October 25, 2021
    Raspberry FundMentoring is one of the most important actions we can take to support a strong city for years to come. Throughout my campaign, I have shared that a focus during my mayoral term will be mentoring others to lead in the future. Today I am proud to announce that I will use any funds generated from the office of Hopkins Mayor, typically going to the mayor themselves, plus some personal funds, to create a Raspberry Scholarship Fund. Funds will be donated for the lifetime of my service to the Hopkins Community.

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  • Sam’s Weekend in 5 Pictures
    October 19, 2021
    Sam's Weekend in 5 PicturesAnother weekend closer to the election! We had another fantastic meet & greet on Friday night. Saturday was the 4 Block Pub Crawl hosted by Hopkins JCI. Sunday we were back at one of our favorites, Mainstreet Bar & Grill. It's hard to believe we are only 14 days away from Election Day. We are so grateful for your continued energy and support. 

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  • Sam’s Weekend in 5 Pictures
    October 11, 2021
    Sam's Weekend in 5 PicturesHard to believe we're at another Monday. Just three Monday's left until Election Day, WHAT?? It was a great weekend, hopefully you were able to enjoy the weather and the Hopkins events as much as we did. On Friday we went to the Tuttle's meat raffle, Saturday was the Donut Drive & Dine hosted by Hopkins JCI, it was also the annual Hopkins Fire Department open house. As always, we also found time to eat at our favorite places on Mainstreet. 

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  • Stiele History – Show Up
    October 8, 2021
    Stiele History - Show UpStiele History goes deeper than just Sam. We have a history of showing up. The men in this picture have instilled that in me and my wife. Both of these great men served in the armed forces. My father-in-law (on the left) was in the Navy, my father (on the right) was in the Marines. If you see them around town, please say thank you. Not just for what they have done for our country, but for Hopkins as well.

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  • Sam’s Weekend in 5 pictures
    October 5, 2021
    Sam's Weekend in 5 picturesSam's weekend in 5 pictures will only be 5 pictures this time. It was a super busy weekend, meaning we didn't have time to take lots of pictures! This weekend included a stop at Mac's, our weekly trip to the Farmer's Market, quality time at church, and planning for the week of heavy campaigning. Check out our pictures!

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  • “Lady Gaga’s Meat Suit”
    October 1, 2021
    "Lady Gaga's Meat Suit"Lady Gaga‚Äôs Meat Suit... Now that I have your attention! I want to share a podcast that I have listened regularly for some time now. One episode is literally called Lady Gaga‚Äôs Meat Suit because they are discussion architecture and facades in towns like Hopkins. The comparison is to a bride, you never want to upstage the bride by wearing Lady Gaga‚Äôs Meat Suit to a wedding. Focusing on every building being ‚Äúthe bride‚ÄĚ is not a symbiotic way to manage town development.

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