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Safe Drinking Water

To the Editor:

One of our most fundamental rights as Americans is access to clean, safe drinking water. We expect no less. And yet our community has been under assault from chemicals dumped into its water by 3M. Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson has brought suit against 3M for knowingly dumping PFCs into our water stream & deceiving the public over the past 50 years.

We expect our elected officials to protect us from things of this very nature. And yet, in 2008 former Rep. Denny McNamara said about 3M, "They've been admitting that we've got to deal with this problem & I think they're doing it in a positive way."

McNamara now wants to become state senator from District 54 that includes Cottage Grove--a community that has been negatively impacted by 3M's tainted water.

As a constituent in District 54, I am dumbfounded that McNamara would so callously disregard the health and safety of his community. His defense of a giant corporation at the expense of people highlights his priorities--& they are not us.

I am voting for DFL-endorsed Karla Bigham for State Senate on February 12--please join me!

Sincerely,

Jim Tunheim