Late last night I received a hasty voicemail from one of my anonymous sources at Burnsville City Hall asking me to meet with them (our first in-person meeting) as they had something I needed to see. I arrived just after 10:15 PM and was handed a sealed manilla envelope by an individual who kept on walking and never said a word. Confused but excited I opened the envelope and I pulled out the single page inside.
Here’s a PDF copy of that single sheet and I have transcribed it for you below as well.
Elizabeth Kautz to End Term As Mayor
Colleagues and friends will join Mayor Elizabeth Kautz on Friday, April 8 to formally mark her transition from Mayor of the City of Burnsville to private citizen/potential candidate for National office. The gathering, including cocktail reception, will take place in the gallery space in the Burnsville Performing Arts Center.
Mayor Kautz has formed an exploratory committee to prepare for her candidacy for the United States Senate seat currently held by Amy Klobuchar in the 2012 election.
Citing her proven track record of bipartisan solutions, critical work done in the interest of national security for the US Conference of Mayors – an organization to which she currently serves as President, and fulfilling a promise she made to the late City Councilman Charlie Crichton, Kautz says she is more than prepared to serve the country as United States Senator.
Kautz also announced the formation of the EKPAC (Elizabeth Kautz Political Action Committee), a 501c foundation to fund her candidacy, and has already secured several significant donations, including a $10,000 commitment from the non-profit Political Action Committee arm of the Friends of the Burnsville Performing Arts Center (FOBPAC) and a $2,500 donation from the Burnsville Performing Arts Center (PAC) itself. Kautz’s EKPAC also received donations from a Political Action Committee to Defeat Tara Mack in 2014 (Anti-Mack PAC).
“Having the PAC, FOBPAC’s FOBPACPAC, and Anti-Mack PAC back the EKPAC will help get things on track, keep the campaign in the black, and ensure a successful attack,” Kautz said this morning.
The public is invited to help celebrate Kautz’s transition. Tickets for the 6 p.m. event are $69 each and can be obtained at the BPAC box office ($11 walk-up fee will apply), or through Ticketmaster ($12 booking fee will apply). Taxes not included.
For once in my life I’m absolutely speechless. How about you? What are your thoughts on this one?