With just a few days to go before the general election on Tuesday, November 7, I've been reflecting on where the Rog for SLP campaign is and how we got here. Since I filed for office in May, the momentum has been building, and it hasn't stopped. Consider:
I want to shine the spotlight on that last bullet point. Donations from St. Louis Park residents, averaging $81 per gift, have fueled my campaign. That's unique to me as a candidate in the Ward 1 race. If you're curious about who's funding the campaigns of the city council candidates this year, you can find that information here.
While I'm a lifelong DFLer, I'm proud to be the grassroots candidate in this race, representing the people and community of St. Louis Park, not outside interests. My campaign is strong because I've been active in and earned the trust of many St. Louis Park residents. My desire to run comes from knowing this community and seeing where I can make a difference. My campaign spending has generated more than $5,000 for local business owners – four of them woman-owned and two family-owned – along with sales tax revenue for our community. Throughout my campaign, in every aspect, I've kept it local, and I'm proud of that.
If you haven't already voted, I hope you'll get out and vote in the upcoming election, and I hope you'll vote Rog for SLP. If you don't live in Ward 1, I hope you'll encourage people who do to get out and vote Rog for SLP (and YES for schools), and to encourage their friends and neighbors to do the same. You can find easy-to-use voting information, including early voting hours at City Hall and voting locations for Nov. 7, here.
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