Thank you for the opportunity to serve you on the county board. Hennepin County is the front line to ensure that government continues to serve as a safety net for those who need it, and a champion of the common good.

Together we have accomplished a lot in three years, from establishing a legal defense fund for county residents caught up in deportation proceedings, to efforts to keep residents from being wrongfully evicted. I look forward to more in 2018. On my list: decriminalizing being poor (bail reform), the total impartiality of our justice system (crime lab separation), and understanding ways the county’s health care system can position itself for additional health care delivery and payment reform.

Please read further, about what I’ve been working on for three years and the influences that will help me make decisions we can’t anticipate. I ask for your support in my re-election, to continue this work.

My best,