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Legislative update

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Happy Holidays

Holiday Greetings,

The McDonald family wishes you and yours a merry Christmas, a blessed Hanukkah and all the best in the new year. 

The challenges we face today make it all the more important to remember the reason we celebrate: The birth of Jesus Christ. Please make a point of saying a prayer and, if you are able, lend a hand to those who are in need, are without a job or lost a loved one. 

I also want to mention that local food shelves often are stretched thin this time of year as they work to meet increased demand. Any contributions you can make would be greatly appreciated and here are some links with more local information: 

Delano Helping Hands Food Shelf 

Wright County's Food Shelves Clothing Centers 

Annandale Food Shelf (also serves Maple Lk. and S. Haven) 

Buffalo Food Shelf 

The 2021 legislative session is set to begin Jan. 5 and preparations are taking place on the personnel side, including establishing committee rosters. I am pleased to have been named co-Republican lead on the Labor, Industry, Veteran and Military Affairs Finance and Policy Division. That is a wide-ranging committee and I look forward to addressing the challenges we face on those subjects. 

I am continually reminded during the holiday season of what an honor it is to represent the fine people of our area at the Capitol. I am once again humbled by this opportunity and please reach out to me with your input as we prepare for the new session. 

Look for more issues-related messages soon but, for now, please have a safe and happy holiday season.

God bless, 


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