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Letter: 'Who is vetting Yvonne Selcer?'

"If we are to weigh a candidate’s experiences, shouldn't we know what they are?"

To the Editor:

Ms. Yvonne Selcer claims her experience as a classroom/special education teacher, combined with her business and school board experience make her the right choice for Eden Prairie.  Outside of her school board service, where she claims to have "saved" the district from financial ruin and return it to financial solvency, exactly what is her experience?

Her campaign website first claimed she was a ‘business executive’ for a company, but did not say which one. Her Facebook page still makes that claim. Then the website changed her experience to ‘sales manager’ for a computer parts firm. Which one? Now, it simply says she helped in her family’s ‘small business.’ WHICH one? WHAT did she do? What IS her teaching, small business and executive business experiences IN? And WHERE did she gain it?

If we are to weigh a candidate’s experiences, shouldn't we know what they are?   What experiences gave her the knowledge to fix the complex financial problems in the Hopkins school district?  What did she do as a business woman that gives her the necessary experience to represent Minnetonka at the state house?

There are decisions she proudly made while on the Hopkins school board.  Such as borrowing money to pay for facilities maintenance (instead of budgeting for it in current operating funds) and ‘pre-funding’ union retirement packages, thereby saddling Hopkins taxpayers each with $3,000 more in debt.  Not really my idea of ‘saving.’ 

If her "business and financial” decisions on the Hopkins school board stand for anything, it’s poor fiscal planning, increased debt and more taxes. That’s not the kind of legislator we should be sending to St. Paul.  

Krisla Berreth, MN GOP SD48 Executive Committee Co-Chair

Daryl Fryxell October 09, 2012 at 04:02 PM
I never thought I'd see a DFLer tell the truth.
Political Mama October 09, 2012 at 09:21 PM
Interesting that on another letter someone posted Selcer does indeed have a teaching certificate. However, it seems she never did attempt to renew the certificate, which requires 125 hours In the classroom. So, is she taught at all, it was on a very limited basis. I recall Dayton having embellished his teaching record as well. Birds of a feather?
Becky Glander (Editor) October 10, 2012 at 05:17 AM
Please, people can't debate politics without commenting in someone else's name? Seriously?
Political Mama October 10, 2012 at 12:52 PM
I agree Becky. My motto: keep it clean, honest and cordial. When conservatives stoop to using the DFL playbook it makes us equals. "When the debate is lost,, slander becomes the tool of the looser". -Socrates.
Political Mama October 11, 2012 at 02:44 PM
Yvonne Selcer has been a teacher and more recently a sales manager for a computer firm. http://www.clubrunner.ca/portal/DynamicBulletinEmail.aspx?accountid=6163 http://mpls.startribune.com/news/metro/elections/profiles/29291.html Yvonne Selcer is a native Minnesotan who grew up helping in small family owned business. Selcer and her husband of 25 years, Chuck, have 2 children, Danielle and Jared. Yvonne is a former business executive, teacher, and member of the Hopkins School Board. https://www.facebook.com/selcer4rep/info Yvonne Selcer grew up in Minnesota. She is a former business executive, teacher, and member of the Hopkins School Board. http://allevents.in/Minneapolis/406836296030894# As someone who grew up in a small Minnesota town helping out in the family business, as a wife and mother of two children who has lived with her family in 48A for 24 years, as a former business executive, teacher, and as your neighbor, I will work with you for a better Minnesota. http://weeklynews.com/main.asp?SectionID=16&SubSectionID=53&ArticleID=10096
Daryl Fryxell October 11, 2012 at 06:08 PM
Will the real Yvonne Selcer please stand up?
Political Mama October 14, 2012 at 05:59 PM
Funny that her campaign IGNORES the elephant in the room: Selcers REAL LIFE work experiences. Based an what we know is true.... She's going to tax and spend. We are looking for a qualified candidate to send to St Paul. KIRK STENSRUD is the qualified and proven candidate. Vote for him or watch your pocketbook.

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