Inver Grove Heights City Council candidate Paul Hark's efforts to meet as many voters as possible reached a milestone last week—he has knocked on more than 1500 doors since Aug. 1.
Actually, Hark has knocked on 1695 doors, according to a release from the Hark campaign.
"I started knocking on doors regularly the first week of August," Hark said in a release Wednesday. “Since I have never run for office before, I was unsure what to expect. I learned quickly that residents care deeply about Inver Grove Heights and were happy to share their ideas or concerns about the city. I met so many nice people over the last two and half months that, win or lose, it has been a very positive experience.”
According to Hark, the best way to really understand what is going on in each neighborhood is to actually talk to people who live there. "Different neighborhoods have different concerns," Hark said.
Hark said he also learned that many people are wondering why Inver Grove Heights does not have a dog park.
He also said that he's realized going house to house is the best way to find out what people are thinking and to engage in a meaningful respectful conversation—something not always possible using email.