Now that I’m back home in St. Cloud, I wanted to touch base with you about some things that are happening in my life and in our community, as well as an update on new laws that have recently gone into effect.
You are my boss. I work for you, and I am accountable to you, so I want to be straightforward and transparent about a recent incident in my life.
On Friday, July 7, while attending a weekend wedding celebration outside of Mora, Minnesota, I was stopped by law enforcement in Kanabec County under suspicion for driving while impaired. The Kanabec County Attorney is awaiting the results of a test before deciding on further action.
I wholeheartedly apologize to you, and thank the law enforcement officers who made sure I got home safe.
I take full responsibility for my actions, and I ask for your forgiveness. I am committed to doing the work I need to do in my life to ensure nothing like this ever happens again, and that my actions live up to the trust you have placed in me.
Somali Independence Day Celebration
Earlier this month, I had the honor of attending a community celebration in recognition of Somali Independence Day at Lake George. I had the opportunity to connect with many of my Somali-American constituents, and hear directly from them about the issues and challenges impacting their lives.