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Election 2016: Maple Grove City Council Candidate Sherri Marie Johnson

Oct 27, 2016 09:29PM ● Published by Wendy Erlien

Sherri Marie Johnson

Sherri Marie Johnson is among six candidates on the 2016 election ballot for two seats on the Maple Grove City Council.

Candidates were asked the following five questions.
  • What is your professional/personal background as it relates to the Maple Grove City Council?
  • Why are you running for office?
  • How do you feel you can make an impact by serving on the Maple Grove City Council?
  • What do you feel is the biggest challenge facing the city?
  • What would you like voters/community members to know about you?
The response from Sherri Marie Johnson is below.  

Dear Neighbors,

I am committed to fiscal responsibility, listening to your concerns and taking action for the common good.  Safe community is a top priority. Clean water and air quality is one of my passions.

 I became interested in land use as a girl living on the border of a developing suburb nearby. Later on, my parents bought a horse hobby farm in southwest Maple Grove. My parents became concerned about the costs of city water and sewer extensions. Having appreciated the many natural amenities that Maple Grove has to offer, my husband and I purchased our home in Maple Grove 25 years ago. I went to work with my neighbors and the city to promote open space preservation. We were successful for our preservation efforts of over 450 acres in southwest Maple Grove west of Vicksburg Lane. We voted yes in the early 1990's as a community to preserve this open space and paid for this land through our tax dollars.     

If elected to Maple Grove City Council, I will be a voice for resident and business concerns. I will collaborate across divisions for the common good. I will uphold high standards and values. I will listen to your ideas and concerns and see that they are properly addressed.

I think one of the biggest challenges facing our city in the future will be to maintain quality infrastructure at affordable costs to our residents.

I went back to college to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree through the University of Minnesota while raising my family. I have a grown son and daughter and three grandchildren. I work as a substitute teacher for District 279. I enjoy spending time with my family, gardening, reading, hiking and bike riding on Maple Grove's many trails. For more information, please contact me at chermajo@gmail.com or 763-477-1960.

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