Reader’s view: Emily Larson has energy, enthusiasm for Duluth

Larson Campaign | Apr 10th, 2015 | Campaign News
BY JIM GAYLORD FROM DULUTH, DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE — APRIL 6TH, 2015

This year Duluth has an amazing opportunity to elect Emily Larson as our mayor. Larson has an energy and enthusiasm for Duluth that is contagious. I’ve gotten to know Larson over the last 10 years, and I believe she sincerely understands the strengths and needs of our city.

Duluth has developed a recognizable optimism for where our city is headed, yet many of us know a lot still needs to be accomplished. Speak with Larson, and you can tell she gets this. She embraces optimism while not glossing over our challenges: deteriorating streets, aging housing stock and the need to increase the number of good-paying jobs. Larson’s attitude, experience and belief in our future is just what we need to continue our momentum. She is a business owner, hillside resident, City Council president, Duluth Economic Development Authority commissioner and mother.

If you haven’t had the opportunity to speak personally with Larson, I strongly urge you to reach out or speak with her when she knocks at your door. She’ll make time to understand your concern, work to identify a solution and move right into action to get things done. You’ll leave the conversation a believer.

Jim Gaylord

Duluth