Hello! I’m Marion Greene.
I’m running for Hennepin County Commissioner in District 3, to represent Downtown and Southwest Minneapolis and St. Louis Park. I’m a former State Representative and health care finance professional. I live in Minneapolis with my husband Bart Cannon, and my two stepdaughters. I am thrilled and honored to have earned the support of voters in District 3 in the primary on April 29. Thank you for the opportunity to be on the ballot for the special general election on May 13 (coming up fast!).
No elected body has more day-to-day impact on the opportunity gap and the social safety net than the County Board. We can take the enormous financial and human capital of the county to improve opportunity for everyone. That is why I’m running for County Commissioner. There are four things I want to accomplish:
- Expand community engagement with the County. Southwest Minneapolis and St. Louis Park is a hotbed of progressive activism – let’s bring that to bear at the County
- Increase interdisciplinary thinking and interjurisdictional partnerships. Every investment at the County should have multiple bottom lines. And let’s work in close collaboration with cities, schools, parks and libraries to do that.
- Focus on early childhood. Studies show that this is the smartest place to invest – it’s also an entry point for closing the opportunity gap. Stable housing, health care, transit, jobs – let’s reach multiple generations and get kids arriving at school-age ready to learn.
- Strengthen health care. Hennepin’s health care system, and HCMC in particular, are nation-leading. Let’s ensure health care for all – no more disparities, no exceptions.
I grew up overseas, which led to my passion for social justice, and a deep understanding that we can do better to give everyone the opportunity to succeed. I have earned a reputation as a progressive advocate and bridge builder. There is a place for my compassionate, smart activism on the Hennepin County Board.
I ask for your support in the upcoming Special General Election on May 13. Let’s get started!