Jun 26, 2019
Theresa O'Halloran-Johnson is running for election in Duluth's vibrant 3rd District. She is a first-time candidate, having decided to bring her skills and talents as a social worker and community organizer to the table. Theresa has the knowledge and the ability to elevate those in our district who have no voice, speak truth to power, and will always walk the walk before talking the talk.
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After more than 30 years living in St. Louis Park, raising two children who attended St. Louis Park schools, and participating in the community in a wide variety of ways, Deb Brinkman is running for St. Louis Park City Council, At Large A. Many St. Louis Park residents know Deb through her active involvement with the League of Women Voters, most recently serving as president. Deb helped start Kids Voting and led our city’s adoption of Ranked Choice Voting. As a small business owner with vast experience as a project manager, Deb knows how to actively listen while keeping everyone focused on a shared vision. She has a collaborative style, but knows how to advocate for a position she firmly believes in.
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Lynne Penke Valdes is a first-time candidate running for School Board in Saint Anthony Village. As the mother of 16 and 8-year-old daughters, she has been actively involved in the school and community for a number of years and has an extensive background in education and policy. Lynne wants to make sure every child in her district receives a quality education and that students and their families feel valued and included in the community
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Mia Olson is running for Bloomington School Board. Mia has served a substitute teacher in the district for 23 years and holds degrees in Child Psychology, Early Childhood Education, and Elementary Education. Mia and her husband David raised two children in Bloomington and each benefitted greatly from a Bloomington Public School education. As a member of the School Board, she will work to ensure every student has the same opportunities. Mia will combine her experience teaching throughout the district with her inherited passions to advocate for our students and our school community as a member of the Bloomington School Board.
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Jane Prince is seeking reelection to the Saint Paul City Council, representing Ward 7. After her success in her first term, reopening recreation centers for kids and families in need in her ward, Jane is focusing her efforts on the affordable housing crisis, increasing housing development at deeply affordable levels. Jane is spearheading an effort to address family and youth homelessness in her ward. For her proven record of achievement and her ability to engage the whole community, she is the best candidate for this seat.
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In St. Anthony, MN Nancy Robinett is seeking election as mayor as a first-time challenger. She is running on a platform of more transparency and accountability in city government. She is the best candidate because, although not yet serving in elected office, she has already succeeded over the past several years in bringing more transparency and accountability to St. Anthony in several areas of city government.
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Nelsie Yang is running for St. Paul City Council Ward 6 as a first-time candidate and young progressive leader who's ready to build a future in East Side Saint Paul fighting for people across race, class, income, and age. Nelsie is a daughter of refugees and community organizer who works to create strong community-centered coalitions that are reflected of people's values. With a bold, responsive, and progressive campaign, Nelsie will advocate for the East Side community’s needs and biggest dreams, uniting all residents, and giving them a voice in City Hall.
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Susan Carter is running for the Minnetonka City Council (At-Large Seat B). She was appointed to the seat on February 25th, 2019 and is running to return to the seat for the remainder of the term. Susan is bringing a fresh perspective to Minnetonka that focuses on resident inclusion.
Visit Susan Hentges Carter's website here