A modern day carpetbagger?

To the editor

Bob Barrett claims he lives in a rented house in Lindstrom when he owns a home in Shafer. How many of us would live and pay rent for one house while we own a home in another house about six miles away? Instead of supposedly moving to the Lindstrom rental property, why didn’t Barrett simply run for the 39A House seat – the District where his Shafer home is located? I know politicians sometimes move from one place to another so they have the best chance of winning. But are these the type of people we want to represent us in the Minnesota legislature?

Minnesota has a proud tradition of electing our friends and neighbors to represent us in the legislature. We elect people who share our beliefs and values. We don’t want professional politicians who move from house to house so they can stay in office.

Steve Linnerooth

Center City

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