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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2 days ago

People for Pittman

Meet us on West Broadway for the clean up.

Yall, we are not okay in Minnesota.

If you live in Minneapolis and you can help, meet us on Broadway in North Minneapolis.

We are meeting by the skate park next to Juxta at 10 am.

If you can bring heavy duty trash bags, water, brooms, snacks, #GOODVIBES.

We will get through this together, with everyone doing their part.

It’s action time.
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You know if it was possible I would be right there with you sis!♥️♥️♥️

3 days ago

People for Pittman
On May 25 George Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis Police Officer. When the bystander video was released, it was horrific. We saw a man’s last breath being forced from his body. It shook us to our core. 

The deaths of Jamar Clark and Philando Castile numbed us, but this...this for a lot of people was the last straw. As a result our state is in turmoil. Protests and civil unrest have ensued. 

People are exhausted. It’s exhausting. No one wanted it to come to this. 
Right now things seem out of control, but they’ve been that way. 

We need Mike Freeman to follow through immediately with the investigation and charge the former officer(s) as soon as possible.

The county has to reconsider its priorities. What we have done is just not enough, and we’ve been spinning our wheels for far too long. 

All leaders must take a stand to speak out against the death of George Floyd and commit to a productive path forward. 

The looting is a result of a deeper issue, it is poverty, mental health, homelessness, and unaddressed structural racism, among other things. 

As a good friend said, the roots of this are deep!

On May 25 George Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis Police Officer. When the bystander video was released, it was horrific. We saw a man’s last breath being forced from his body. It shook us to our core.

The deaths of Jamar Clark and Philando Castile numbed us, but this...this for a lot of people was the last straw. As a result our state is in turmoil. Protests and civil unrest have ensued.

People are exhausted. It’s exhausting. No one wanted it to come to this.
Right now things seem out of control, but they’ve been that way.

We need Mike Freeman to follow through immediately with the investigation and charge the former officer(s) as soon as possible.

The county has to reconsider its priorities. What we have done is just not enough, and we’ve been spinning our wheels for far too long.

All leaders must take a stand to speak out against the death of George Floyd and commit to a productive path forward.

The looting is a result of a deeper issue, it is poverty, mental health, homelessness, and unaddressed structural racism, among other things.

As a good friend said, the roots of this are deep!
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The black race has waited too long for justice, and in the end its just us. A change is coming...not in the next century, but its coming now. How long must we be the oppressed?

I personally know the bystander who recorded the video...I wonder if an eye witness testimony would count, since they are trying to challenge the validity of the the video!

3 days ago

People for Pittman
It is smart for all communities to have well balanced political leaders. I believe De’Vonna Pittman will bring forth experiences of a solid business acumen, fresh ideas, and experiences for a much needed and balanced seat at the table.

Knowing De’Vonna personally, some of her early life roots are ingrained in stories of adversity and hardships. Today, her education, business mind, and career background highlight the strengths she possess necessary to become county commissioner. 

The people of District 1 deserve a balanced, commissioner, someone who will see them, and hear them!

Key Bentley 
Human Resources 
Executive Search Recruiter

"It is smart for all communities to have well balanced political leaders. I believe De’Vonna Pittman will bring forth experiences of a solid business acumen, fresh ideas, and experiences for a much needed and balanced seat at the table.

Knowing De’Vonna personally, some of her early life roots are ingrained in stories of adversity and hardships. Today, her education, business mind, and career background highlight the strengths she possess necessary to become county commissioner.

The people of District 1 deserve a balanced, commissioner, someone who will see them, and hear them!"

Key Bentley
Human Resources
Executive Search Recruiter
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6 days ago

People for Pittman
It is both an honor and privilege that I enthusiastically endorse the candidacy of De’Vonnna Pittman for election to the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners District 1. 

I have known De’Vonna for many years and have had the distinct fortune of working with her on two major county initiatives (the Twins Ballpark project and the Disparities Reduction effort). 

There is no other candidate that has the insight and drive to support the best interest of the constituents of District 1. With a Master’s Degree in Law Enforcement Leadership and almost 20 years working for the county, she is loyal to the ideals of Hennepin and committed to its success.  

As a ten-year US Army veteran, small business owner, and proud person of color, I am convinced that she will be a champion who will fight against systemic racism, xenophobia and other major issues that plague Hennepin County and abroad! 

Alex Tittle, Diversity Act
U.S. Army Veteran
Consultant & Friend

"It is both an honor and privilege that I enthusiastically endorse the candidacy of De’Vonnna Pittman for election to the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners District 1.

I have known De’Vonna for many years and have had the distinct fortune of working with her on two major county initiatives (the Twins Ballpark project and the Disparities Reduction effort).

There is no other candidate that has the insight and drive to support the best interest of the constituents of District 1. With a Master’s Degree in Law Enforcement Leadership and almost 20 years working for the county, she is loyal to the ideals of Hennepin and committed to its success.

As a ten-year US Army veteran, small business owner, and proud person of color, I am convinced that she will be a champion who will fight against systemic racism, xenophobia and other major issues that plague Hennepin County and abroad!"

Alex Tittle, Diversity Act
U.S. Army Veteran
Consultant & Friend
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7 days ago

People for Pittman

Here's wishing to all who celebrate - peace, harmony, happiness, good health and prosperity on the auspicious occasion of Eid. Happy Eid Mubarak to all. ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

People for Pittman

Join GVBack Tuesday today and all week to improve our communities. Together, we can make a difference.

You can do this by donating one hour of your time to this or other things:

-Planting a tree in honor of a senior citizen and or checking in on them
-Cleaning up litter in your community
-Encouraging people to fill out their census form and registering their absentee ballot.

For more info: https://www.gvbacktuesday.com/post/seedstoharvest
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Pretty! What you say? I was looking at how pretty you look, so let me go back and listen...

Those are all beautiful ideas!!!!!

God bless you! Stay safe.❤️🙏🏾😷

Amen. Together we can accomplish a whole lot more. 🙏🙏

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