“As someone who has known Shawn Rundblade for the last 20 years, I’ve seen him accomplish many things.
One of which is seeing him an amazing dad to his daughter, while more often than not his time with her is short, and not as much as he would, he gives her everything he has to offer when he is with her.
In the years I’ve known Shawn, I’ve witnessed someone who has a unique ability to think on his feet and do whatever it takes to accomplish a mission, whether its performing fire and rescue scenarios, watching and analyzing storms, to putting together a class to teach people all about their camera and using its capabilities to the fullest.
One great quality Shawn has is to ability make thing work, even if it may not always be the most conventional means, somehow he figures out a way to get it done, for example when I needed some to work to be done at my house, the first person I called was Shawn, and he got those projects done and made them function to our needs very well.
Thats the kind of a person Shawn is, when you need something, he gets it done for those who need it. Shawn gave many years of his life to serving others whether its as a firefighter, being called in the middle of the night, or interrupting Christmas Dinner with his family to answer the call for help, or coming up to an accident scene and administering first aid to those in the cars involved, expanding his knowledge on severe storms, so the National Weather Service has a trusted eyewitness account of what is going on the field and being able to verify the information he is sending to them to keep people safe.
One of Shawn’s greatest quality, is his ability to not only see and listen to the big picture, but to have a thorough understanding of how it works, and how one event that happens, links to something else, and it relates to the future, and as a Congressman, utilize that to possibly get both sides of the aisle, to at least talk to one another, maybe not work together, but at least have a better understand of what the other side is seeing.” – Robert Hochstein