De’Vonna Pittman Announces Campaign for Hennepin County Commissioner

De'Vonna Speaking at Campaign Kick-off

(New Hope, MN) — De’Vonna Pittman, a long time Hennepin County employee, small business owner, author, community champion, and literacy advocate filed her campaign for the office of Hennepin County Board of Commissioners in District 1, which includes Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn Center, Crystal, New Hope, Osseo, and Robbinsdale.

“I know how the county system works and does not work, for the people of Hennepin County and my district. I’ve been on the front line with talented and resourceful colleagues and grassroots organizers involved in equity and inclusivity,” says Pittman. “I believe that engaged and empowered people create healthier communities. As a County Commissioner, I will use my experience to be a stronger advocate for all communities in Hennepin County, especially those in the First District.”

Hennepin County commissioners are key policymakers who represent the interest of the county. Commissioners oversee operations and are stewards of a budget of $2.4 billion dollars, and collectively decide how those funds are to be allocated across the county.

Pittman says her top three platform issues will focus on affordable housing, workforce development, and reduction of disparities and inequities.

“I am running to continue doing what I’ve always done, to be a strong voice for the people who live and work in Hennepin County.  Whether it be affordable housing, property taxes, workforce development, transportation and accessibility or immigration, I am prepared and qualified to be your voice and advocate on day one.”

Pittman, who will seek the DFL endorsement, has been described as a “community engagement guru” in her work at Hennepin County and in her volunteer work as co-founder and board chair for the Minnesota Black Authors Expo and Book Fair. She also is an entrepreneur who has created a publishing company and an organic skin and hair care line.

Originally from Illinois, De’Vonna has lived in Minnesota for 28 years and in the First District with husband Robert since 2005. Pittman has a degree in Liberal Arts with a focus in Juvenile Criminal Justice from Metropolitan State University, and a Masters in Law Enforcement Leadership from the University of St. Thomas.

To learn more about De’Vonna Pittman, please visit PeopleforPittman.com

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

Hennepin County Candidate Pittman Receives Major Labor Endorsements

Hennepin County Commissioner candidate De’Vonna Pittman has recently received endorsements of two more major labor unions, her campaign announced Thursday. Both the Teamsters Joint Council 32 and the Minneapolis Regional Labor Federation have declared Pittman as their endorsed candidate.

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16 hours ago

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Rest in peace RBG,  an icon for social change and a woman who has motivated many of us to fight what seems like a unyielding and relentless fight.

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20 hours ago

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Today is the first day of early voting and we want you to feel confident in who you are voting for. De’Vonna is dedicated to advocating for change for all Hennepin County residents.

With your vote, all voices will have a seat at the table. Put people first with Pittman on or before November 3rd. #peopleforpittman
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21 hours ago

People for Pittman
Make your voice heard this election. Now is your chance to vote by mail, just click on this link below to request a ballot from the MN Secretary of State. When your ballot arrives, fill it out - making sure to flip it over to Vote for De’Vonna, and mail it back right away.

Whether you’re already registered or not you can still vote by mail in Minnesota. Just click on the link below to get started. We’re also happy to answer questions in the comments below.

https://www.sos.state.mn.us/elections-voting/other-ways-to-vote/vote-early-by-mail/

Make your voice heard this election. Now is your chance to vote by mail, just click on this link below to request a ballot from the MN Secretary of State. When your ballot arrives, fill it out - making sure to flip it over to Vote for De’Vonna, and mail it back right away.

Whether you’re already registered or not you can still vote by mail in Minnesota. Just click on the link below to get started. We’re also happy to answer questions in the comments below.

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