Eugene (Gene) M. Nichols
I did not meet Paula or Sheila, but remember the green and white bus in my south Minneapolis neighborhood, the north side of Minneapolis, and Maplewood where I worked prior to departing Minnesota in 1989. I was impressed with how Paul appealed to so many people on multiple levels. I moved to NY, and watched Minnesota politics from there for many years. I admired what Paul represented, and wished I could be in Minnesota to work in his campaigns, etc. I returned to Minnesota in June, 2001, knowing that I would get involved in the work that Paul had led for so many years. As fate would have it, I did not have a chance to realize that goal. I later became active in Minnesota grassroots progressive organizations, and the DFL, where I continue to devote my time and energy.