Door Knocking Policy

Is there a greater expectation of privacy in a secure condo or apartment building?

I think so.

To the residents of the Lofts of Stillwater, Stillwater Mills & Terra Springs and other secure condo & apartment buildings in Stillwater, I’ve been very conflicted about political door knocking in a secure building. I would like to hear your input on the subject.

I wrote this when I first ran for Stillwater City Council. As I’m now campaigning for Mayor I’ve had to think about this issue again. Basically, I feel the same way this time around as I did during my last campaign. Even though it’s legal and allowed specifically by MN Statute, it just doesn’t feel right so I’m not going to do it.

I’ve been door knocking all over Stillwater, but when it came to the condos I was again conflicted. I have many friends that live in these great places and about half said it would be ok and the other half said they would not vote for anyone that came to their door. Many people commented that they feel a bit violated.

I feel like you have a greater expectation of privacy in a secure building and I do not want to intrude. I’ve lived in condos and when someone knocks on my door I assume it’s a neighbor, not someone off the street. I’ve had a few calls and emails from people upset after my competitor and other political hopefuls came through your buildings.

I just don’t want you to think that I don’t care because I’m not knocking on your doors. I care very much and would love to have a conversation, trade emails or meet for coffee if you would like to discuss the issues that are important to you. Please share this with your friends and neighbors and please do reach out on the phone or via email. I would absolutely love to hear from you.

Please feel free to give me a call at 651.300.4993 or email at

With Regards,

Ted Kozlowski