WHS grad, 24, making bid for City CouncilA Woodbury High School graduate is seeking election for City Council this November.
By: Riham Feshir, Woodbury Bulletin
A Woodbury High School graduate is seeking election for City Council this November.
Joe Grinols, a 24-year-old college student majoring in political science, said he wants to be a part of the city’s fiscally responsible team, add a community pool and allow public speaking without requiring city permits.
“What I do know that I would bring to the table that has been missing in some areas of our nation, and in a few points in Woodbury, is an attention to the prime principles of our country,” he said in a submission to the Bulletin.
Grinols said there are new laws put in place that “cut corners on our Bill of Rights,” referring to public speech.
“I am in agreement that certain businesses, firework displays, driving a car and a scattering of other activities should require licenses and permits in Woodbury,” he said. “Giving a speech in the park should never have required a permit.”
Grinols said he’s in favor of expanding the Bielenberg Sports Center, and he also would like to see the city add a community pool as it continues to develop.
Grinols grew up in Woodbury and has worked for the YMCA. He’s currently a lifeguard, supervisor and swim instructor for the South Washington County School District.
“I am possibly one of the younger candidates at age 24 running for City Council,” he said. “Servant politicians begin at all levels of government.”