Ness, city councilors support RybakDuluth Mayor Don Ness, City Council President Jeff Anderson, City Councilor at Large Dan Hartman and Second District City Councilor Patrick Boyle each endorsed R.T. Rybak’s campaign for Minnesota governor.
By: Press Release, Budgeteer News
With just one week before precinct caucuses, Mayor R.T. Rybak added the support of key Duluth leaders to his campaign for governor.
Duluth Mayor Don Ness, City Council President Jeff Anderson, City Councilor at Large Dan Hartman and Second District City Councilor Patrick Boyle each endorsed Rybak’s campaign for governor, citing his leadership and ability to deliver real results for the people of Minneapolis despite tough economic times.
As mayor, Ness has worked closely with Rybak on initiatives including property tax relief, jobs and transportation.
"As governor, R.T. Rybak will restore our faith and pride in Minnesota,” Ness said. “Our state desperately needs leadership. R.T. has a proven record of hands-on, executive experience delivering real results to the people of Minneapolis.
“As the son of small business owners, R.T. is focused on solutions instead of excuses and innovation rather than the tired politics of the past. Above all, R.T. understands that for cities like Duluth to thrive, we need a governor who is committed to creating good jobs. I support R.T. Rybak for governor because his brand of proven leadership is exactly what Minnesota needs at this point of crisis for our state."
Duluth will host the DFL convention April 23-25 at the DECC; Rybak is seeking and abiding by the DFL party endorsement.
“As local government leaders, we have all worked tirelessly to deliver results for the residents of our cities,” he said. “But let's face it, it hasn’t been easy in a tough economy and with a governor determined to work against us.”
“Creating jobs and opportunity across our state requires partnerships between local and state, between public and private,” Rybak continued. “It’s time to reject the politics of pitting cities against cities, rural against urban, greater Minnesota versus the metro area, with everyone fighting for their piece of a shrinking pie. These leaders are standing with me today because they know what I stand for – shaking up the same old politics at the Capitol with new ideas and priorities that put people and shared prosperity first.”
~Information courtesy R.T. Rybak campaign