READER’S VIEW: LARSON’S LEADERSHIP WILL SERVE DULUTH BEST
By Tina Welsh from Duluth on Oct 2, 2015 at 2:48 p.m.
I have lived in Duluth for more than 40 years, so I have seen many mayors come and go, but never have I seen a candidate like Emily Larson.
I recently have been teaching a course at the University for Seniors at the University of Minnesota Duluth, “Women in Politics.” One of the conclusions that has become clear to me in doing some research for the class is that we simply do not have enough women in politics.
I support Larson not because she is the only woman in the race but because she is the best prospect for moving ahead with the next chapter for our city. She sees the importance of investing in our community, whether that be in support of our libraries, our small and large businesses, our dog parks or our nonprofit sector. Larson understands “we all do better when we all do better,” as the late Sen. Paul Wellstone said in a speech in 1999 to a sheet metal worker’s union.
In her leadership as president of the Duluth City Council, she has shown the temperament, patience and wisdom that will serve her well as mayor of the city of Duluth. She has my vote.