for Lakeville City Council
BUSINESS OWNER • NAVY VET • FATHER
I am a political outsider NOT backed nor funded by ANY Special Interests! I am independent and non-partisan, as our Lakeville government should be.
My Final Campaign Message as we head into election day:
Keep Lakeville City Council Independent and Non-Partisan!
With my background in local small business (publishing), technology (licensed civil engineer) and military service (retired U.S Navy Captain), I offer unique skills that will benefit Lakeville. I’m also the host of a business podcast. Having raised 5 daughters here, I’ve learned to be sensitive and a consensus-builder!
To learn more about me, please visit the “Meet Richard” section.
Watch the video below of our recent City Council forum (My introduction starts at 4 minutes 55 seconds):
Intro Video from Richard Henderson:
Why I Am Running for City Council
We have some big challenges! Lakeville is growing to be a dominant city in the Twin Cities metro. I want to help us make this transition with responsible growth through quality economic development, diverse housing options and maintaining the “small town” flavor of Lakeville. I have the leadership experience and skills to help us successfully make this journey.
We also need to keep Lakeville resilient against the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, something I also have experience with in my military and emergency management background.
I support a local government that is accountable, transparent, and tolerant. Everyone’s voice should be heard! I have “common sense” positions on the issues, with no hidden agendas. Overall, I will work to keep Lakeville family-friendly, business-friendly, smartly governed, and safe. Please visit the “Issues” section for more information.
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I’m shocked at the increased polarization that is gridlocking national and state governments. I’ll work to keep Lakeville government friendly and non-partisan, where one strives to find something good in a viewpoint they disagree with. Just like we did in the military!
My Number One job will be always to listen to YOU.
Can I have the privilege of your VOTE?
My Video on Increasing Partisanship in the Lakeville City Council Race: