Reflecting on Tuesday’s election

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Thank you to all my neighbors that cast their ballots on Tuesday! I believe that the cornerstone of our democracy is our ability to exercise the right to vote. I’m incredibly grateful to all those who ranked me as their first choice for Saint Paul City Council and, as a first-time candidate, I am humbled that so many of my neighbors gave me their vote of confidence. While we await the final result of this election, it is clear that the race has narrowed to the incumbent and Anika Bowie.

I am proud of the campaign we ran — one centered on putting people back in power at City Hall. We focused on addressing our ward’s most pressing issues, restoring transparency and accountability, and one that rejected politics as usual. I’m grateful for the support of my union siblings at AFSCME and the Saint Paul Federation of Educators that collectively represent the majority of city workers. I was proud to carry your endorsement and will continue to fight for our right to organize.

Lastly, I’d like to thank my campaign team, my family, friends, and many others who were willing to donate their time, money, and energy to make this campaign a reality. Your support means the world to me. I will cherish all the new relationships and friendships I’ve made in the last year and hope to continue them well into the future. From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU!

While we await final results, I am still hopeful that Ward One is headed in a new direction that centers around transparency and accountability. I know that Anika Bowie shares these same values and I am hopeful that she will prevail and be our next city council member.