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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It's time to take a collective breath and look ahead. Join us this Saturday, November 21st, from 11am-1:30pm ET for Love & Democracy: The Women Who Made it Happen.

We’re telling the real story -- the hard work on the ground, the real threats to our safety, and the stories that the media have missed about the power of organizing and who is behind it. Our goal is to provide a community forum of support, love and hope and healing. Additionally, we will be joined by frontline experts who will share an election analysis and give us a closer look at the role of women and BIPOC communities in this election. Reserve your spot: htbit.ly/3kvvWcI

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The board allocated $8 million of economic support to local restaurants, bars and food service establishments suffering business interruptions due to COVID-19.

Grants up to $15,000 will be available to businesses that are locally owned and operated; have a physical establishment in Hennepin County; have 100 or fewer employees; and have $6 million in annual revenues or less.

Since June, Hennepin County has given out more than $22 million in Small Business Relief grants in response to the economic impacts of COVID-19.
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