De’Vonna Pittman Announces Broad Endorsements for Hennepin County Commissioner

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(New Hope, MN) — Small business owner, author, and literacy advocate De’Vonna Pittman received the endorsement of the Democrat-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Party for the office of Hennepin County Board of Commissioners in District 1.

“I believe engaged and empowered people create healthier communities,” Pittman said. “That is why I reached out to thousands of people over the past six months to get involved in this process. So I am honored to have received this endorsement, and I will proudly work over the next six months to get even more people involved in this election.”

Additionally, Pittman has received endorsements from AFSCME Council 5, the state and local employees union, the Minnesota chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW), and from the DFL Veterans’ Caucus.

Many community leaders throughout the district are also voicing their support including Senators Ann Rest (SD45), Chris Eaton (SD40), John Hoffman (SD36), Speaker of the Minnesota House Melissa Hortman (36B), Representatives Mike Freiberg (45B), Samantha Vang (40B), City Council Member April Graves (Brooklyn Center), and Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison.

State Senator Ann Rest from New Hope stated, ”I enthusiastically support De’Vonna. She has proven to be a hard-worker and will be a great asset to this district. I really look forward to working with her as our next county commissioner.”

Hennepin County commissioners are key policymakers who represent the interest of the county, overseeing operations of a budget of $2.4 billion. Pittman says her top three platform issues will focus on affordable housing, workforce development, and smart transportation.

Pittman has been described in Rolling Out, a national online magazine, as a “community engagement guru” in her volunteer work as co-founder and board chair for the Minnesota Black Authors Expo and Book Fair. She is also an entrepreneur who has created a publishing company and an organic skin and hair care line.

She has lived in the district with her husband Robert since 2005. She has a degree in Juvenile Criminal Justice from Metropolitan State University, and a Masters in Law Enforcement Leadership from the University of St. Thomas.

Pittman received 62% of support on the first ballot cast for the DFL endorsement from Hennepin County District 1 delegates, which includes Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn Center, Crystal, New Hope, Osseo, and Robbinsdale.

For more information, contact M.Kathleen Murphy, 612-709-6350

 

About De'Vonna

De’Vonna is running for Hennepin County Commissioner to reduce disparities, increase opportunities, and to make sure everyone in our community has a chance to thrive.

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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!♥️♥️♥️

2 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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