The Free Press, Mankato, MN

April 18, 2014

Considine would advocate for the arts

The Mankato Free Press

---- — John Considine is a true advocate for the arts. When Twin Rivers Arts Council was struggling to start its existence, it was Considine who listened to our needs and brought those needs to the Mankato City Council advocating a stronger support of the arts in the Mankato area.

We were finally given a voice.

His leadership and support have allowed us to become the main collective organization for more than 56 arts groups. The arts are now included as a part of the city planning.

He would be an outstanding advocate to enhance the status of the arts in this community. Therefore, I wholly support him in his candidacy for state representative for this area.

Thank you, John Considine, for your continuing belief and support of the arts in our community.

Mary Motter

One of the founders of Twin Rivers Arts Council