A Mankato Democrat is encouraging people to make the trip to the Capitol and stop at his office, so that state government remains at the will of the people.

Mankato D.F.L. State Representative Jack Considine.

Representative Jack Considine said being face-to-face with constituents one-on-one can have great benefits. “A service officer from Waseca shared with me an idea about widows of veterans and their property taxes,” he explained, “I immediately walked over and talked to two of the Republican legislators about incorporating it in their bill. Turns out they were aware of it and they were going to incorporate it.”

And other visitors have done the same this session. Considine said, “The restaurant people brought up a fairness issue I’d like to look at a little closer. So, a lot of times when these folks come up and bring ideas I find it real helpful.”

Considine’s office is at 323 State Office Building on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. In St. Paul.