De’Vonna Pittman Announces Impressive Level of Support Across Hennepin County

De'Vonna Pittman with Hennepin County Candidates

(New Hope, MN) — De’Vonna Pittman continued her strong run for Hennepin County Commissioner by announcing an impressive list of supporters today.

“I am honored by the support these community leaders are providing our campaign. Having these relationships will help me lead the fight to make sure Hennepin County is putting people first,” said Pittman.

Current Hennepin County Commissioner Angela  Conley stated, “De’Vonna understands the challenges that many Hennepin County residents face. She has navigated Hennepin County’s intricate systems as both client and staff member. A community advocate, businesswoman, and 18-year public servant at Hennepin County; De’Vonna’s lived experience has prepared her to lead.” 

As an established community leader and entrepreneur, De’Vonna has years of experience bringing community members, government officials, and business leaders together. Her unique set of experiences has prepared her to be a champion for the Blue Line expansion that helps communities along the line thrive without displacing the people who make the neighborhoods special. 

As former Hennepin County Commissioner Peter McLaughlin said, “The light rail extension into Brooklyn Park and the northwestern suburbs is absolutely needed and long overdue. I know  De’Vonna to be someone who will take charge of this project and will not stop until it’s done.” 

To support her vision, Pittman has been building a network of support including Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison and over a dozen current state legislators from the area, along with former Hennepin County Commissioners Linda Higgins, Mark Andrew, and Richard Miller. She is also supported by an array of labor organizations and is the DFL endorsed candidate for District 1.

“I understand that to get things done in Hennepin County you need to know how to build relationships, be able to work across the aisle, and leverage resources from the local, state, and federal level to make sure families in Hennepin County have the resources and opportunities they need to thrive,” said Pittman. 

This network of support will be critical for tackling public safety issues, an area Pittman has studied extensively while receiving her Master’s Degree in Law Enforcement Leadership from the University of St. Thomas. As Rep. Samantha Vang said, “I look forward to working with De’Vonna to bring meaningful  reform  to police  accountability and to improve the dialogue between law  enforcement  and our communities.” 

The following is a partial list of current, former, and prospective elected officials supporting De’Vonna Pittman. For a full list of supporters go to her Endorsements page.

  • Keith Ellison, Minnesota Attorney General
  • Josie R. Johnson, Civil Rights Icon
  • John Hoffman, State Senator – District 36
  • Chris Eaton, State Senator – District 40
  • Ann Rest, State Senator – District 45
  • Bobby Joe Champion, State Senator – District  59
  • Scott Dibble, State Senator – District 61
  • Kristen Bahner, State Representative 34B
  • Samantha Vang, State Representative 40A
  • Mike Nelson, State Representative 40B
  • Mike Freiberg, State Representative 45B
  • Lyndon Carlson, State Representative 45A
  • Frank Hornstein, State Representative 61A
  • Bonnie Westlin, Candidate for State Senate, District 34
  • Cedrick Frazier, New Hope City Council, Candidate for State Representative 45A
  • Angela Conley, Hennepin County Commissioner
  • Debbie Goettel, Hennepin County Commissioner
  • Marquita Butler, Brooklyn Center City Council
  • April Graves, Brooklyn Center City Council
  • Kimberly Sandberg, Golden Valley City Council
  • Sharon Sayles-Belton, Former Mayor of Minneapolis
  • Mark Andrews, Former Hennepin County Commissioner
  • Linda Higgins, Former State Senator and Hennepin County Commissioner
  • Peter McLaughlin, Former Hennepin County Commissioner
  • Richard “Dick” Miller, Former Hennepin County Commissioner
  • Jackie Cherryhomes, Former Minneapolis City Council
  • Elizabeth Glidden, Former Minneapolis City Council

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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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