Ward 3 Council Member John Budziszewski
Term expires: Dec. 31, 2020

John Budziszewski and his wife, Heidi Ripplinger, have two children.

John has a bachelor's degree in international relations from the University of Minnesota. He works as a commercial banker during the day and a newspaper delivery person by night.

John is a former member of the Crystal Human Rights Commission and is involved with We Can Ride, a therapeutic horseback riding organization. He is also a member of the Minnesota Hobby Beekeepers Association. His other hobbies include baseball, biking, craft beer, gaming, gardening (pollinator), golf, Gopher football, libraries, reading, science/astronomy, Star Wars and Firefly.

What does John like most about Crystal? "Train whistles or the future lack of them, and that the city is an affordable place to live as long as the council doesn't tax you to death. Excited about the coming of Light Rail Transit (LRT). I have always said our city is underserved by public transportation. No longer will our youth and seniors feel isolated within our borders but rather connected to schools, shops and their extended family."