I am campaigning to be Ramsey County Commissioner for District 6 because I care deeply about our neighborhood and how county services impact the residents of the East Side. I also believe I have more experience, maturity, integrity, and record of trust to be able to do the job of commissioner.
A county commissioner is a non-partisan, elected position charged with delivering almost all federal, state, and local government assistance and services to East Side residents and businesses, including people with disabilities and mental health crises, as well as transportation, detention and criminal justice, elections and local taxation, and public and youth recreation, environmental, and education institutions. The decisions a county commissioner makes are complex, and require detailed problem solving and attention to financial constraints, not political ideologies.
As a seasoned financial professional, mother of a disabled child, and community volunteer my whole life, I am running to offer a clear choice to voters in this election.
I am honored to receive the endorsement of retiring Commissioner Jim McDonough, State Senator Foung Hawj, Ramsey County Sheriff Bob Fletcher, and present School Board Chair Jim Vue, as well as former Saint Paul Police Chief Bill Finney, and former state representatives Tim Mahoney, Sheldon Johnson, and Steve Trimble, former City Councilman Dan Bostrom and former School Board Member Keith Hardy.
I have also received the endorsement of major labor unions and organizations including Saint Paul Building Trades and Construction Council, and Local 49 of the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE).
Finally, as a proud daughter of the late General Vang Pao, who led the Hmong to save thousands of American soldiers during the Vietnam War and was an internationally renowned champion for human rights against the genocidal abuses of the communist socialist dictatorship of the Pathet Lao, I was raised with courage, compassion, integrity, and the duty to care for others especially when sacrifices are most difficult.
I humbly ask for your vote in the General Election by November 8th, 2022.