A Shoreview resident, mother of two, public servant and law student, Nicole Joy Frethem is running for Ramsey County in District 1. A first time candidate with more than ten years of experience supporting families and children, Nicole has served in both the private and public sectors. This combination of experiences has shown her the challenges facing families, government and small business. Nicole believes that as county commissioner, she can use her skills, knowledge and abilities to serve her community with transparency and respect. Nicole would be the first woman to represent District 1 on the Ramsey County board.
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Janet Kennedy is running for District Five Duluth City Council because it’s time we make a difference together building a Western community of neighborhoods with opportunities for everyone to live, work, and play. As a lifelong resident of Western Duluth, she understands that community investment begins with the community, and her vision includes building on the unique assets in District Five. Her life, work and education have prepared her to meet the challenges of a position on the Duluth City Council.
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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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