Sunday, March 10, 2013
The event, featuring several local elected officials, was held Saturday at Woodbury City Hill.
Sunday, March 10
MNCD4Conservative posted a YouTube video of a town hall meeting Saturday, March 9, in Woodbury that featured several local elected officials. Attending the meeting, held at City Hall, included: Constituents asked Kieffer to host the joint town hall meeting at her most recent library listening session in Woodbury, according to a pre-event release. Here's a post about the event from a local blogger: Betty McCollum on the Sequester Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our free email newsletter Like Patch on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our free newsletter
Friday, February 15, 2013
Washington County is the “hotspot” for Grecian foxglove, she said.
Rep. JoAnn Ward is working on a bill that would allow the Department of Natural Resources to engage in the eradication of Grecian foxglove. Washington County, Ward said, is the “hotspot” for the invasive species, which has been spotted in Afton State Park and farms in the area. “It’s already in a lot of people’s property," said Ward, a DFLer in her first term as the House District 53A representative, representing both Oakdale and Woodbury. Native to central and southern Europe, Grecian foxglove is poisonous to humans, wildlife and livestock, according to the state Department of Agriculture. “In Minnesota, it is invasive and displaces desirable vegetation,” according to a webpage on the plant on the Department of Agriculture’s website. One…
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Sen. Wiger, Sen. Kent, Rep. Lillie and Rep. Ward hosted a town hall meeting at Oakdale City Hall on Jan. 12 to discuss priorities for the legislative session. The senators and representatives thanked constituents for attending their town hall meeting.
Thursday, January 17
We thank everyone who participated at our town hall meeting on Saturday, January 12th. It is great to hear from constituents. We sincerely appreciate hearing your concerns as we begin the new legislative session. We especially want to thank Washington County Commissioner Ted Bearth and District 622 School Board Member Steve Hunt for participating in the meeting. It is important we work together and listen to various viewpoints before making decisions at the Capitol. These forums allow us to connect with people in our districts and hear directly from voters. This year, one of the top priorities is to put Minnesota’s budget on a sustainable path forward, and hearing citizens’ concerns helps put the budget in perspective for us. Additional…
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
This will be JoAnn Ward's first term.
State Representative JoAnn Ward (DFL - Woodbury) was officially sworn in as the state representative for District 53A as the 88th Legislative Session convened at noon on Jan. 8 at the State Capitol. Rep. Ward represents parts of Woodbury, Oakdale, Landfall and Maplewood and is serving her first term. “I’m ready to get to work," said Rep. Ward. “I intend to focus my attention on building an economy with a strong, growing middle class, and improving our schools so that each of our children has opportunities for success.” Economic forecasts revealed early last month that lawmakers must tackle a $1.1 billion budget shortfall this year. When the money still owed to schools and inflation is included the shortfall rises to more than $3 billion…
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Unofficial results show that JoAnn Ward (DFL) beat Pam Cunningham (GOP) for the state House of Representatives District 53A.
JoAnn Ward (DFL) will be representing House District 53A, according to unofficial results from the Minnesota Secretary of State. Ward beat challenger Pam Cunningham (GOP) with 11,932 votes (56 percent) while Cunningham received 9,269 votes (43 percent). All 14 precincts reported their numbers just after 1:00 a.m. Wednesday. All results are unofficial until verified by a canvassing board. Oakdale Patch reached out to both Ward and Cunningham for statements early Wednesday morning regarding the results: JoAnn Ward This post will be updated. Related posts Have you enjoyed our elections coverage? Then sign up for our free e-newsletter , which sends you updates about stories, breaking news, announcements, events and blogs on our site.
Monday, October 22, 2012
A resident supports JoAnn Ward's bid for office.
Monday, October 22, 2012
Don’t be swayed by Republican special interest group’s misleading, false attacks against JoAnn Ward. Ward is running against Pam Cunningham in MN SD53A, which encompasses the west side of Woodbury, and parts of Maplewood and Oakdale. You deserve the truth. They are claiming that DFL policies forced JoAnn Ward’s family business to move to Wisconsin. This is a ridiculous claim. JoAnn's husband's business is located in Hudson and employs many Minnesotans. JoAnn Ward and her family business worked to improve Minnesota’s small business climate. JoAnn’s husband, Joe even testified in the House and Senate Jobs committees about their experience, urging more pro-small businesses policies in the state of Minnesota. One of the reasons JoAnn is …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
The League of Women Voters held forums for local candidates Tuesday night at Woodbury's City Hall.
Residents packed the Woodbury City Council chambers Tuesday night during a candidate forum for local Senate and House races. The League of Women Voters event, moderated by Grant resident Liz Nordling, touched on several topics, though job growth and bolstering the Minnesota economy were common themes throughout. The Republican- and DFL-endorsed candidates for Senate District 53 and House Districts 53A and 53B attended. Below are the responses from the House District 53A candidates. DFL candidate JoAnn Ward faces off against Republican Pam Cunningham. House District 53A respresents Precinct 1 and Precinct 8 in Oakdale. Cunningham A nurse and school board member, Cunningham said she wants to focus on fiscal responsibility, education and …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
JoAnn Ward is running for House District 53A.
Name : Ms. JoAnn Ward Also known as : JoAnn Place of residence : Woodbury, MN Attended college : Yes College : Kansas State University Degree : B.S. Year of graduation : 1968 University : University of St. Thomas Degree : HRD (Human Resource Development) Year of graduation : 1994 Job titles held : Teacher; Executive Real Estate Sales; Education Consultant; Executive Director (nonprofit) Employers : Seattle Public Schools; Burnet Realty; MN Dept. of Ed. ; Self; South St. Paul Restorative Justice Council Party affiliation : Democrat Running for a: State office Running for position: House of Representatives 53A Chamber/district: Woodbury Incumbent: No Previous elective offices : NA Unsuccessful bids for elective offices : NA Website : www.…