I moved to Waite Park about 20 years ago, after serving in the Army and the Reserves.
Like so many of you, I’m concerned about what is happening right now in our country. That pushed me to leave my comfort zone in April and become a delegate for our Ward One convention – for the first time ever and I’m 61!
There, I voted for Jillia Pessenda, who is running to for City Council. I met her earlier this year. I had heard she was having a meet and greet at Twin Spirits Distillery so I went there to find out more about her and what she stands for.
I discovered that Jillia’s priorities are my priorities.
We are both concerned about equality and we want to keep Northeast an affordable place to live, which means people must be paid a living wage. I also want to see our city leaders do something to curtail police violence. I support the police – I know they don’t have an easy job, but something is wrong and we must find a way to fix it so that we can stop police shootings.
Last, but not least, I think it’s high time we elect a woman to represent Ward One. I think Jillia will bring about the positive change we need and push us forward and make Minneapolis a better place to live for all of us.