Why De'Vonna is Running

“Our district deserves a leader who will actively listen to people’s ideas and concerns and act to address those issues.”
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Reducing Disparities

De’Vonna believes equity should be an integral part of quality improvement efforts – from planning to design and implementation.

She is committed to overseeing current efforts focused on reducing disparities across the county.

“I believe that engaged and empowered people create healthier communities.”

~ De'Vonna

”Whether it be property taxes, workforce development, transportation, accessibility, or immigration concerns, I will listen and I will be an authentic voice for our district.”

~ De'Vonna

Real Affordable Housing

A fresh look at affordable housing and equitable funding is a priority for De’Vonna.

We live in a county where three out of four households with incomes below the poverty line struggle to pay their rent or mortgage.

New families, individuals entering the workforce, disenfranchised communities, seniors, and immigrants often dish out more than 30% on housing.

Senior citizens are not able to afford rising property taxes, repairs for older homes, and are unable to age in place. 

Workforce Development

For Hennepin County to have a competitive workforce it needs to reduce employment inequities and create innovative employment and training opportunities.

People need access to careers that provide pathways out of poverty.

This includes access to jobs and training programs that people can reach through public transportation.

“The formula doesn’t lie in the hands of the policy makers, it lies in the hands of the people.”

 

~ De'Vonna

“All community members should be encouraged to participate in solution oriented processes – that is what creates healthier communities.”

~ De'Vonna

Safe Neighborhoods

De’Vonna is committed to having authentic conversations with community members and police officers to ensure every resident feels safe in their community. 

We need to begin reaching our youth now because they are the future, we have to prepare them to take care of us and our communities. 

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Transportation

De’Vonna is committed to taking the lead on engaging community members to talk about the connection between public transportation, the environment, and equity. 

Public transportation is important to individuals and families who opt out of owning cars, or to those who simply can’t afford the expenses that having a car brings. 

The County needs to take a look at the effectiveness of our current transportation options to make sure public transportation is a realistic option for the people who live and work in District 1.

“When the people are in the room with decision-makers, the outcomes will favor the people.”

~ De'Vonna

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14 hours ago

People for Pittman
“I’m supporting De’Vonna Pittman because she has a true dynamic understanding of the county. She has nearly two decades of experience working for Hennepin County, understands the nuances of this work and wants to focus on uplifting county workers’ voices; supporting the people who are on the ground, feeling the impact of budget choices as they serve our community! De’Vonna has a unique compilation of skills, mind and heart knowledge; she has advocacy skills, creativity, county knowledge and a get-things-done drive! Her combination of strength and warmth is inspiring! She truly SEES people and solutions! She has the knowledge and imagination to dream and I’m so excited to see what she can manifest for our community!”
~ Ashley Wirth-Petrik 

#PeopleForPittman #District1

“I’m supporting De’Vonna Pittman because she has a true dynamic understanding of the county. She has nearly two decades of experience working for Hennepin County, understands the nuances of this work and wants to focus on uplifting county workers’ voices; supporting the people who are on the ground, feeling the impact of budget choices as they serve our community! De’Vonna has a unique compilation of skills, mind and heart knowledge; she has advocacy skills, creativity, county knowledge and a get-things-done drive! Her combination of strength and warmth is inspiring! She truly SEES people and solutions! She has the knowledge and imagination to dream and I’m so excited to see what she can manifest for our community!”
~ Ashley Wirth-Petrik

#PeopleForPittman #District1
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3 days ago

People for Pittman
“As the founder of the Minnesota Black Author’s Expo, I support education and literacy. I believe we need a strong partnership between public schools and county. These are our children.”

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“As the founder of the Minnesota Black Author’s Expo, I support education and literacy. I believe we need a strong partnership between public schools and county. These are our children.”

—> peopleforpittman.com
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5 days ago

People for Pittman
“I support De’Vonna Pittman for Hennepin County Commissioner of District 1 because when she believes in something she fights hard for it. We have known each other almost 30 years. She always puts herself in the position to help the community, whether its supporting small business or serving on several committees and boards across the Twin Cities to help promote community development.
De’Vonna has worked for Hennepin County for over 17 years—she’s prepared, dedicated, and ready to make change.”

~ Trina James

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“I support De’Vonna Pittman for Hennepin County Commissioner of District 1 because when she believes in something she fights hard for it. We have known each other almost 30 years. She always puts herself in the position to help the community, whether it's supporting small business or serving on several committees and boards across the Twin Cities to help promote community development.
De’Vonna has worked for Hennepin County for over 17 years—she’s prepared, dedicated, and ready to make change.”

~ Trina James

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6 days ago

Yes sis , you have my vote! Just heard you speak at my church FMBC 👏🏾👏🏾✊🏾 ... See MoreSee Less

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