Jon Shafer

Paul impressed me with his work starting OBRC, the Organization for a Better Rice County, when he was teaching at Carleton. An AFSC project I directed helped it create a video which was shown on Rice County cable systems, and get the County Attorney to go after deadbeat Dads. Paul's enthusiasm and knowledge when he later ran for office was infectious, and drew me into teaching. As a volunteer in his second campaign, I met Marcia, and we both presented on some of the same panels on domestic violence, when I was getting Alternatives to Violence Project going in MN. I also knew Will, being neighbors of his parents along Summit Avenue, and admired their political persistence, though we sometimes differed in our precinct caucus. They live on through Wellstone Action. Keep up the fine work!