I am honored to be running to represent you on the Executive Committee as the treasurer of the party. At a time in our nation where our values are being accepted but our candidates are being rejected, the Minnesota DFL has stood alone against the trends. There is much to celebrate. This past election cycle, we retained all 5 statewide seats, and kept our congressional majority, but we did not come away unscathed. Losing the House majority was a big blow, but now is not the time to sit and lick our wounds.
During this integral season for Minnesota representation, we need all hands on deck. We need all of our party leaders and party activists on one accord, and we need to put in a considerable amount of work, which is why I am honored to run as a team with Ken Martin, Marge Hoffa, Jacob Grippen, Shivanthi Sathanandan. We also need to send a clear message to our youth and people of color that not only do we want their votes and their money, but we want their leadership. We want their ideas, their values, their experiences and their insights. The best way to retain them as voters and activists is to empower them with real roles and real responsibilities. Our friends in Greater Minnesota need advocacy and attention as well. As treasurer, I will do what I can to influence decisions that ensure that they are heard. I will also be approachable and accessible, and ready and willing to listen and learn.
I am looking forward to working with you all over the next few years as we gear up to take back what we’ve lost, grow and expand our party, and continue to elect Democrats.
It’s a great time to be a DFLer.
Candidate for DFL Treasurer
For more on Ron Harris, visit http://www.kenmartin.org/ron-harris