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June 23, 2003 // UPDATED 10:51 am - April 30, 2007
By: the Almanac section of your June 16-22 issue, Rep. Phyllis Kahn is credited with noting that the [future] "8th Ward has no councilmember, while two councilmembers live in the future 6th." Here she is wrong on two counts: 1. I continue to represent the 8th
the Almanac section of your June 16-22 issue, Rep. Phyllis Kahn is credited with noting that the [future] "8th Ward has no councilmember, while two councilmembers live in the future 6th." Here she is wrong on two counts: 1. I continue to represent the 8th

Almanac also states that \"Kahn thinks some areas effectively have no representation as their representatives eye the distant future.\" I do plan on running for the 6th Ward council seat in 2005, but I don\'t think of two years as the \"distant future\" - especially in governmental matters. I have sworn an oath to represent the 8th Ward to the best of my abilities, and I take that very seriously. I believe the best way to prepare for my run for 6th Ward seat in 2005 is by working hard and doing my best in my current, beloved ward.

Robert Lilligren, Vice President, Minneapolis City Council, Council Member, Ward 8

Editor\'s note: I, not Rep. Kahn, deserve the rap on the knuckles for the ward confusion. Kahn said that some 2005 wards had two current councilmembers; in paraphrasing her observation, I specified the wrong wards. My apologies to readers and elected officials.