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Maplewood City Council Policy & Politics


About this Website

Thank you for visiting my website!

I launched JohnNephew.com as my campaign website when I first ran for Maplewood City Council in 2007, as a place to introduce myself to voters and explain my positions on the issues of city government. After winning election, the focus of this blog shifted to the day-to-day business of the City Council and the policy issues we faced, and my own research, and the reasoning that informed my council votes. As organized trash collection became a major city issue, and I immersed myself in studying all of its details and helping develop Maplewood's plan, that also became a big topic of entries here (you can find them all through the shortcut www.johnnephew.com/garbage).

In 2011 I ran for re-election, and this website became more campaign-oriented.  I won the most votes in the primary election, but I lost the general election after a barrage of election-eve attack mailings from a group of trash haulers determined to punish me for opposing their business interests.

Since leaving office I have been posting here less frequently, and I'm considerably less engaged in politics and city government.  I should note that this is a personally funded website, which I now use to write whatever I feel like on any topic. If those topics are political, the contents are not approved by any candidates or candidate's committee.

If you have any questions or comments, you can submit comments in response to individual entries. Comments are moderated, so it may take some time for your comment to appear. You're also welcome to contact me at john@johnnephew.com. Thanks again for visiting!

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