Thank you for your support!
I am grateful for the opportunity to serve the people of Ward 2 and I hope to earn your support for my re-election.
I'm running because I love St. Paul and I want to keep working to make it an even better place. Over the last four years, we've made tremendous progress on affordable housing and homelessness. We're tackling gun violence with approaches that are proven to work, now and in the long term. We've cut red tape so small businesses can open in our neighborhoods, lowered speed limits to make our streets safer, and expanded free activities for kids in our libraries and rec centers.
We've got a lot more to do. I'm excited to keep working with you to make our city a place where all children get off to a great start, housing and jobs are abundant, and families feel safe in neighborhoods they love. I hope you will join me!
Creating Safe & Welcoming Neighborhoods
Our neighborhoods are our greatest asset. Rebecca believes in safe, healthy neighborhoods where you can get around easily on foot, on a bike, with a stroller and in a wheelchair and in a car, where you can walk to local stores, parks and entertainment, and where police are responsible to citizens for respectful service. Under Rebecca's leadership, the City has invested in commercial vitality on the West Side, enhanced security systems at Linwood Recreation Center, new sidewalks and...
Growing Great Jobs
Saint Paul's vibrant and diverse businesses make our community great. Rebecca believes in supporting and celebrating our businesses and in making it easier for entrepreneurs to create jobs in Saint Paul. She championed the Open for Business initiative, which has streamlined and clarified city permitting processes. Rebecca also helped launch the Saint Paul Business Awards program which recognizes exemplary businesses of all sizes in a variety of categories, including new businesses and woman- or minority-owned businesses. To revitalize...
Investing in our Youth
As a former middle school science teacher and a mother of two, Rebecca is deeply invested in creating opportunities for young people. She is leading the charge to create Saint Paul 3K, which will expand access to high-quality preK for all 3- and 4-year-olds in Saint Paul. Rebecca is a strong voice on the Council for the city's Right Track youth employment program and she has consistently supported increased funding for Parks and Recreation programs that are free to all kids in the City. Recently, Rebecca worked...
Building a Just City
Saint Paul is an incredible place - but not everyone is sharing in the wealth. Too many of our residents struggle every day against the burdens of poverty, inequality and discrimination. Rebecca is a strong voice on the Council for progressive policies that will lift up all families. She co-sponsored Saint Paul's nation-leading Earned Sick and Safe Time ordinance and is working hard to raise the minimum wage. Rebecca authored a resolution requiring all new City buildings to install gender-neutral...
Accessible and Responsive Government
City Hall should be accessible to the people it serves and elected leaders should be easy to reach and accountable for results. Rebecca gets out of the office and into the community regularly to connect with constituents through Community Coffees and Happy Hours and she pushes for transparent processes and results-oriented decisions on the Council.
Housing for All
As Saint Paul faces its most serious housing crisis in a decade, Rebecca has been fighting to expand the supply of affordable housing and to allow additional housing options such as Accessory Dwelling Units. In 2017, she led an effort to create an emergency winter homeless shelter which provided 50 additional beds in a safe, dignified setting for downtown's most vulnerable residents.
I am a proud resident of St. Paul's West Side, a community builder, an incurable optimist, a wife and a mom. I like to work hard, to wake up early, to think deeply about policy issues, to see all sides of a problem, to listen, to get things done.
From an early age, my family and my faith instilled in me the importance of working hard to improve my community. My parents served veterans as doctors at the VA Medical Center and spent their after-work hours giving back to the community – helping build a neighborhood playground, raise money for a local high school, and assisting neighbors with...