There are two candidates for the Council Member at Large A
position in this election. This feature looks at incumbent Dick Allendorf. Click here to read about his opponent.
What previous political experience do you have (including other governmental positions you’ve held, whether elected, appointed or volunteer)?
I have served two terms on the Hopkins School Board, one term on the Minnetonka Planning Commission, and four terms on the Minnetonka City Council;
Past President of the Bloomington Rotary Club, Member of the 2010 Metro Planning Task Force, former member of the Metropolitan Council Transportation Advisory Council, member of the 494 Corridor Commission, and former Chair of the Seven County Light Rail Transit Board.
What is your occupation?
I currently have my own Commercial Real Estate Advisory Company, Allendorf Commercial Real Estate, Inc.
Where did you go to school?
I graduated from Annunciation grade school in south Minneapolis, De La Salle High School in downtown Minneapolis, earned a B.B.A. with Distinction from the University of Minnesota with a major in Finance, and an M.S. with High Distinction from the Carlson School of Business with a major in Marketing.
Do you have a spouse, children or any other family members you’d like to tell voters about?
My wife Carol retired from U.S. Bank after 30 years, during which she taught CCD at IHM for five years. We have two adult children, both of whom graduated from Hopkins High School.
What are your campaign goals?
My goal is to garner enough support from my constituents to be re-elected to the City Council At Large position and continue to positively represent the citizens of Minnetonka.
What issues are you most focused on?
I am focused on three major issues: 1.) As more of our city redevelops, we must balance individual property rights with our desire for open and natural space; 2.) Increased traffic and speed issues within our City must be addressed if we are to feel safe and secure in our community; 3.) The inevitable Emerald Ash Bore invasion will require a balance between an effective long term program and a solution which our citizens deem affordable.
Why should voters choose you?
Voters should choose me because I have the skills and background to analyze the problems which face our community, and the experience and leadership to positively address those problems.