In a special election for the state senate seat in Minnesota's District 43, my dear friend Terri Bonoff won! Terri is my first close friend to win a state office and I couldn't be more excited for her.
As a DFLer( that's a Minnesota exclusive -- Democratic Farmer Labor Party) Terri won in a traditionally republican district. And , although she is a relatively newcomer to politics ( she did serve on her city's planning commission), she won in an election against a respected, city mayor.
Over the past twenty some years, Terri has been a client, an employee, a client again and always a good friend.
With four kids at home ( now two in college with a third leaving next year) Terri left a very successful business career around five years ago to spend more time with her children
She is smart. Tough. And, one of the best negotiators I have ever observed. She is going to be a vocal and strong advocate in the state senate.
So what do you send a friend who has just won an election? I decided to send her a standing ovation from Playfair.com . It's a great way to let someone know they've done a terriFic job.