As the November election is right around the corner, we have an assortment of yard signs in front of our Scott County home. I’d like to share with you why our “Tabke” sign is front and center outside. I will be voting for Brad’s re-election. While there are several reasons for that, I’d like to share my No. 1 reason. Back when Brad was mayor of Shakopee, Minnesota was voting on the marriage amendment (2012). Mayor Tabke called a community meeting and invited several speakers to that meeting to have a discussion about same-sex marriage. If I remember correctly, it was standing room only. I took up some space in a corner and didn’t say anything… but I drove home with tears in my eyes. As the mother of a gay child, that vote meant everything to me and my son. I’ll never forget that — Brad didn’t have to

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