What do you love about the Summit-University District? Currently, many parts of Summit-University are pedestrian and bike friendly for a wide range of age groups. There are many locally own shops and cafes. I love walking, biking, or even pulling my kids in their red wagon to experience all the neighborhood has to offer. A great day for me is walking over to swimming lessons at the YWCA with the kids. Grabbing lunch at one of the cafes, and maybe biking down the street to get ice-cream from one of the local shops.
How have you been involved in your community in the past? Yes. I've been part of SUPC for the past two years. You'll also see me picking up trash most Saturday morning along Marshall Ave.
Please tell us about why you are running to join the SUPC Board: I've lived in many cities in America in my almost half century life span. I've always felt Saint Paul was a beautiful place to raise kids and have a family. That is why I live in the same neighborhood for 20 years. I remember when Selby Ave was rebuild in the mid 2000s, I remember when the Rondo Library was constructed. I want to ensure SUPC backs decisions that make sense and have a positive effect on our community not only today, but for the next twenty years. Bottom line, I'm for safety, economic development, home ownership, reasonable property taxes and rents.
Your subdistrict's ballot has three candidate categories this year.