In St. Paul we are blessed to have so many talented, intelligent, passionate and principled community members and new and experienced leaders, active in our schools, for profits, non-profits and the arts.
We need to leverage our existing talent and nurture new leadership from all our local communities, including from women and communities of color.
As your mayor, I pledge to increase transparency and community engagement at every level of city government. If you're reading this, it is because you care. You care about the city, you care about the people who live here, you care about the social, economic, political and environmental health of our neighborhoods, our unions and businesses-especially the small businesses that provide close to 75% of new jobs.
You want everyone to thrive, not just survive. And you believe that it possible for us to ameliorate the bad, to improve on the good, and to strive for the great.
I believe that, too.
In the St. Paul city government I envision, everyone has a seat at the table. Even if the outside world feels divided by false separations and strict political lines, St. Paul can be different. It can and must be a progressive beacon of light and hope and inclusivity. The way to achieve that is to make sure everyone is welcome, that everyone has a voice, and that everyone's voices, hearts and opinions are respected and listened to.
The impression mayoral candidate Elizabeth Dickinson would like to leave with St. Paul voters she meets? “She’s on it. She cares.”
"The North Star Chapter of the Sierra Club is happy to endorse Elizabeth Dickinson for Mayor of St. Paul. The endorsing committee wholeheartedly agrees with her progressive vision for the city, and voted enthusiastically to endorse her candidacy."
A run for St. Paul mayor this year is “the biggest contribution I could think of to make to my city,” Elizabeth Dickinson, a resident of the West Side since 1998, told us.
Dickinson — a motivational speaker, author, life coach and a veteran of past campaigns for city office — plans to seek Green Party endorsement. She is among five mayoral candidates meeting recently with us for initial informal conversations.
At a time when divisiveness reigns in state and national politics, Dickinson, 56, said she finds a “huge hunger for positivity.” She says she would bring a “different way of governing,” inclusive and transparent.
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