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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Hennepin County Candidate Pittman Receives Major Labor Endorsements

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The Center for Economic Inclusion and Ramsey County worked together to present the first Economic Competitiveness & Inclusion plan in the state of Minnesota after one year of planning and design.

Ramsey County plans to levy a nearly $12 million property tax that will help fund a first-of-its-kind plan to build and preserve affordable housing and support minority-owned small businesses.

“I just wanted to express my excitement for this and acknowledge this will probably make some folks uncomfortable," said County Commissioner Nicole Joy Frethem. "There are folks who are just uncomfortable when we talk about things about race equity and diversity."

"While we cannot totally erase the harm caused to past generations by racial discrimination in housing and employment, the county commits to our role in forging a better path forward," said County Board Chairwoman Willetha Toni Carter in a letter at the beginning of the draft plan.

The county collaborated with the Center for Economic Inclusion, a St. Paul-based nonprofit focused on driving racial equity and inclusion, which provided consulting services.
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Join Lunar Startups + The Coven on Friday, March 18 for a conversation with Sam Ndely, Director of Employer Inclusivity and De'Vonna Pittman, Director of Inclusive Growth.

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