I was Executive Director of the The Metropolitan Radio Board when the Board, based on my recommendation, hired him as our lobbyist. He did an excellent job, helping to secure more than $20 million in federal and state funds to build out our public safety radio system for the Minneapolis-St. Paul region. During the exercise of his lobbying activities he reported directly to me and, through me, to the Board. He did an outstanding job in every respect. He also assisted the Board in drafting legislation, much of which is currently in law in Minnesota. I am a former state legislature myself (4 terms, from 1975-1982 in the Minnesota House.) I have known and worked with many lobbyists and lawyers over the years and Doug Carnival is, without doubt, one of the best.