HOPKINS, Minn.,Â Sept. 24, 2021Â (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) â€” Sam Stiele announces â€śWe Lean Localâ€ť Platform.
A lot of people talk about politics and reflect on what is happening nationally. Local government impacts our lives perhaps more than any other vote we cast. When you think about who is at the helm in local government those are the people planning future city needs.
PHOTO CAPTION: Sam Stiele with his kids and wife Kimberly in front of Hopkins Auto Body, a company originally created by Floyd Stiele, Samâ€™s grandfather and later expanded by Ed Stiele, Samâ€™s father.
Sometimes those needs are emergency services, engaging in discussions about schools, parks and developments as the community changes.
Over the last 60 years our family has seen this community go from â€śCars & Barsâ€ť to a town with strong art connections, focus on health, sought after restaurants and commitment to quality of life for residents. Now, as I look to the future, I am excited about where weâ€™re headed, but we have a lot of heavy lifting to do.
My number one priority is to maintain the strong quality of life residents here in Hopkins love and deserve. We need to support our city services through proper planning. There is a short period of time to execute before rapid population growth and the light rail expansion.
In everything I do, my family does, we donâ€™t just look to national politics because what impacts us most in our daily lives isÂ local. When running for elected office at any level, sometimes people want to know what party every candidate belongs to, but Hopkins runs non-partisan city elections. It isnâ€™t about a party it is about people. The people who live here, shop here, work here, own businesses here, go to school here.
When weâ€™re talking about what Hopkins needs, instead of asking what political party we belong to, letâ€™s talk about our community. Because ultimately,Â We Lean Local.