I am a freshman at Shakopee High School, and I have lived in Shakopee my whole life. I am fascinated with politics and consider myself a moderate Republican. But, because of the current political landscape and my past history with Brad, I am supporting him.
I first met Brad when he was running for mayor in 2012. He was door knocking in my old neighborhood. To be honest, all I remember is that he gave me a sticker, I was 9.
Two years later, he was seeking re-election. I remembered the time when he gave me that sticker. So, I read up about him. I found out my cousin knew Brad, and I really wanted to meet him. We had lunch at Panera and talked a lot about issues that I had written down on index cards. I was in fourth grade. After that, I supported Brad even more. I went out to canvass for him because I felt he was an amazing person and Shakopee deserved to have him as mayor.