Dear fellow DFLer:
Thank you for your participation in the 2016 precinct caucuses!
Two years ago, I was honored to receive the endorsement of our party for election as state representative. I’m proud of my first term, which included selection as a “Legislator of Distinction” by the League of Minnesota Cities — the only urban House member to be so recognized. I am seeking reelection and would be honored to have your DFL endorsement again.
As we enter the 2016 campaign, the challenges that we face seem ever-deeper and more complex, with the goals ever-farther away: racial and gender equity; a fair tax burden on all; clean water and air; safety from gun violence; robust, broadly shared prosperity; and more.
I am working toward change in each of these areas, and others too. But my chief focus has remained consistent: ensuring that every child gets off to a great start in life. Given time, every other problem that we face can be solved if we get this one right. As it turns out, the best way to help kids to thrive is to help their families & communities do so — through policies like paid leave, more affordable housing, a healthy environment, and living-wage jobs.
This kind of progressive change is out of reach until we have a DFL majority in the House. In this year’s campaign, I will work hard to maintain your support and the support of our neighbors in Highland and Mac-Groveland and along West Seventh (check out our events page). I will work hard to reach out to apartment dwellers, new Minnesotans, and other less-likely voters, to boost our turnout, both in 2016 and for years to come. And I am already working hard — knocking on doors, making calls, and raising funds — to help elect that DFL legislative majority. Please consider supporting this work by making a contribution or by signing up to volunteer.
I would love to hear your ideas, questions, or concerns. Please contact me anytime. It has been an honor to serve you at the Capitol. Thank you again for your commitment to our democracy.
State Representative — District 64B