Dear Friends, Neighbors and Delegates,
Thank you for all your hard work today in this endorsing convention. This work is one of the basic building blocks of our democracy, I commend you all for taking a Saturday to do your civic duty.
Thank you for your support.
I am honored to have the endorsement of my peers, that is you, friends and neighbors, to continue the great work that Sheldon Johnson has done for our East Side.
Some of us are here for the first time, the second or third time, or we have lost count. Some of us came here with a candidate in mind, some of us have changed our minds since this morning. But
Thank you for fulfilling your civic duty to serve as a delegate or an alternate in this year’s local election.
I am a proud lifelong Saint Paulite asking for YOUR support to be the next DFL-endorsed State Representative for the East Side of Saint Paul.
My story is the story of the East Side. It is the story of our great city’s ever-changing face, a city that has welcomed the Germans, Finns, Lutherans, Catholics, Somali, Oromo, Muslims, Karennis, and Hmong. Forty years ago, my parents fled persecution in war-torn Laos because they stood with America in the fight against communism. When they arrived to Saint Paul, they hoped that one day my siblings and I, born of refugee parents, would one day succeed, achieve the American dream, and give back to the community that opened their arms to us.
That journey was not always easy. After graduating high school, I could not afford to go straight to college. Instead, I worked hard in a factory for two years to save up enough money to enroll at Saint
I want to thank our team, Eric Foster, Wintana Melekin, Tou Saiko Lee and Twenty Nine Fingers for a fruitful rally! And more importantly to our supporters, thank you for your unwavering support of our political movement. I am looking forward to moving and shaking things up with your leadership! Shout out to Rep. Sheldon Johnson, Councilwoman Jane Prince, Rep. Fue Lee, former Rep. Steve Trimble and former Councilman Tom Dimond for joining us this evening! Also to the Ward 6 Food & Drinks team, thank you for hosting our movement!