Get to Know De’Vonna
De’Vonna is a skilled bridge builder, communicator, activator, and strategist, who specializes in creating collaborations between communities and government, as well as curating spaces and programs that allow individuals, families, and communities to thrive.
De’Vonna has worked at Hennepin County for over 17 years. Her expansive career includes working as the Committee Clerk to the Board of Commissioners, helping re-envision training programs for individuals exiting prison, as well as coordinating the environmental impact study and community conversations around ADA and accessibility issues for the new Twins stadium.
As a small business owner, author, and community activist De’Vonna co-founded the Minnesota Black Author’s Expo to provide a space for community and educators to find black literature.
She currently serves on the American Civil Liberties Union Smart Justice Committee and has been recognized as a Josie R. Johnson Leadership Fellow.
Minneapolis Regional Labor Federation
“Hennepin County will be the epicenter for the critical power building work that needs to happen in this moment in our state. We look forward to supporting you as a labor-endorsed candidate.”
~ Chelsie Glaubitz, President
Teamsters Joint Council 32
"The Teamsters Joint Council 32 is very excited to endorse De'Vonna Pittman to be the next Commissioner from the northern suburbs of Hennepin County. We need strong support on the County Board for workforce development issues and support for workers. We trust De'Vonna to be a great new partner on issues such as training opportunities for youth, sustainable jobs creation, and funding for our county roads."
~ Edward Reynoso, Political Director
“I am proud and humbled to have earned the DFL's support. I will work hard to turn out the vote in November and to ensure residents have the quality of life they want and deserve.”
AFSCME Council 5
“AFSCME Council 5 is excited to announce our support for De'Vonna Pittman in Hennepin County to be the next Commissioner for District 1. Our members are proud to support you and we look forward to working with you in the future."
~ Abdul Omar, Political Organizer
DFL Veteran's Caucus
“The Veterans Caucus unanimously endorses De'Vonna Pittman for Hennepin County Commissioner. Her values and support of veterans issues stand her apart from everyone.”
~ Mark Doble, Vice Chair & Outreach Officer
Minnesota Chapter of National Organization for Women
"The Minnesota NOW PAC is thrilled to endorse De'Vonna Pittman in her race for the Hennepin County Commissioner. We need leaders who will work for constitutional equity, reproductive rights, and LGBTQIA rights and we are excited to support De'Vonna, who is clearly one of those leaders."
~ Grace Anderson, MN NOW PAC Chair