It's been a long and busy summer. The end of our special election for my niece Chris brought great results. She won her election to the Minnesota State Senate overwhelmingly..with 61% of the vote. This was the first time we have won a special election in our district. We had 3 losses in the past.
Today she was sworn in by a judge and the Secretary of the Senate a former Republican candidate for Governor introduced her. I do give him credit for his graciousness, Chris's dad, my brother came down from Superior and her siblings and spouses were here too.
Smiling down from above was not only the former Senator Linda Scheid who was thrilled that Chris agreed to run for her seat but Chris's mother , daughter and my sister, and also my mom who would have been so proud of her first grandchild. Sometimes there are good days that you just don't want to end and this was one of them.