I wish to thank everyone in the area of Morris, Chokio, Cyrus, Breckenridge, Hancock, and Fergus Falls for your warm welcome and reception to myself and my family. In the past couple of weeks and months, I've been able to meet hundreds of people of all ages and backgrounds from your towns. You all truly make the area a great place to live, and I can see the product of your dedication, work ethic, and care for the community. Often times, people feel trapped by the regulations and/or lack of government funding toward unfunded mandates. As your Congresswoman, I will help remove these burdens, which I also personally feel.
At the same time, I am impressed by your own sheer will to make the area what you want it to become. Your compassion and generosity opens up a program like Kinship of Stevens County. Your tenacity and enterprising spirit builds up businesses like Superior and Denco II. Your organization and cooperation creates fantastic community events like the water wars, parades and picnics. Your tradition mixed with open-mindedness creates sustainable new forms of energy and innovation in farming and business. Your care for the future of our area generates momentum for our young men and women to stay in the area and build businesses, farms and families.
Thank you for your efforts to contribute to our way of life in Minnesota. I can tell you do it all with pride and excellence. It is a great example, and I will work to represent you in the same manner in Washington DC as your next Congresswoman.
Amanda Lynn Hinson