Today, U.S. Representative Angie Craig received the endorsement of several local mayors, demonstrating her broad support across Minnesota’s Second Congressional District from leaders in this bipartisan role.
“Since the beginning of this public health and economic crisis, mayors across Minnesota have served on the frontlines of this emergency. Every day, they see firsthand the impact of COVID-19 on our communities – and work tirelessly to address the needs of their constituents. We all owe these local leaders an enormous deal of gratitude,” said Craig. “I am honored to receive the endorsement of these diligent, dutiful public servants who fight every day to ensure that their cities and towns can withstand these challenging times. I am proud to welcome their voices and support to our campaign – and look forward to continuing my work alongside each of them as we continue to combat this unprecedented crisis.”
The endorsements were announced shortly after Angie completed her district-wide small business tour, where Angie met with mayors, small business owners and constituents in Red Wing, Saint Paul Park, South Saint Paul, Wabasha and Zumbrota. At each stop in tour, constituents thanked Angie for her unwavering support of small businesses and her commitment to working with members of both parties on behalf of her district.
“Now more than ever, Congress needs strong, independent and hardworking members who are dedicated to strengthening communities throughout their district. In Congress, Angie has been a strong advocate for my city and my constituents. And she’s shown that she’s willing to work with members of both parties to get the job done,” said Saint Paul Park Mayor Sandi Dingle. “I’m proud to endorse Angie Craig because I know that she’ll always get the job done for Saint Paul Park.”
“Here in South Saint Paul, we need a Representative who we can rely on to be accessible, dependable and effective,” said South Saint Paul Mayor Jimmy Francis. “I am thrilled to endorse Angie Craig’s campaign for re-election because her support for South Saint Paul has never wavered – and she’s fought for my constituents every day that she’s been in Congress. Since the day she was elected, Angie has followed through on the promises she’s made to my constituents, and I couldn’t be prouder to support her this November.”
“It’s clear to anyone who interacts with her how much Angie cares about the people of her district,” said Wabasha Mayor Emily Durand. “For the past two years, Angie has remained accessible, compassionate and open to compromise – exactly the qualities that we need in a leader during these challenging times. I am proud to endorse Angie Craig for reelection because I know that, in Angie, we have a leader who truly cares about the issues that make a difference in the lives of my constituents in Wabasha and across Minnesota.”
“Communities like mine rely on small, local businesses to power our local economy,” said Zumbrota Mayor Brad Drenckhahn. “In Congress, Angie Craig has always advocated for towns like Zumbrota – and done everything in her power to support the small business owners that make our city such a great place to live and raise a family. This November, I’m endorsing Angie Craig so she can continue supporting our Main Street businesses as they respond and adapt to these challenging, unprecedented times.”