Dear Residents of the Third District,
Thank you for your support this election season. I'm honored that you've chosen me to continue to serve as your Hennepin County Commissioner. This was not an easy race. My opponent put forth an aggressive and well-funded campaign and voters here and across the country expressed their frustrations on election day by voting out many incumbents. Many dedicated progressive public servants were defeated - a tremendous loss for Minnesota and the Nation. We had to work doubly hard to connect with the voters of southwest Minneapolis and St. Louis Park to get the message out about the good work of Hennepin County government.
I want to offer a special thanks to my campaign staff and all of the volunteers who helped with door-knocking, dropping literature, and phone calling. To everyone who donated to the campaign, displayed a yard sign, wrote a letter to the papers or talked with your neighbors and friends about this campaign, thank you so much. I am humbled by your support and grateful for your efforts. Thank you for being a part of the 2010 campaign!
All of your work produced a great election night victory in both southwest Minneapolis and St. Louis Park. It was a tremendous grass roots effort with victory in every precinct! For complete election results, click here.
On the County Board, I will continue to work to deliver real results for our communities - implementing our plan to end homelessness, delivering a balanced transit system, building healthy communities, providing access to services for people in need, and working on projects and initiatives that help make Hennepin County a great place to live, work, and play.
Please contact me with any ideas, issues or concerns you have over the months ahead. I look forward to continuing to work with you to get real results for our communities here in Hennepin County.
Thanks for all your support.
For the past 11 years, I have been honored to serve as your County Commissioner, representing southwest Minneapolis and St. Louis Park. I’ve had the privilege of working with many of you to deliver real results for our communities – implementing our plan to end homelessness, planning a transit system for the future, building healthy communities, providing access to services for people in need, and working on many more initiatives that help make Hennepin County a great place to live, work, and play.
Next Tuesday November 2nd is Election Day! I’ve been honored to have your support in the past and I humbly ask for your vote this Election Day.
My opponent has waged an aggressive self-financed campaign. He does not represent the progressive values of this district. He wrote on his Star Tribune candidate profile that he’s about the makers, not the takers. He supports public funding for a new Vikings Stadium and says the County should not be in the business of ending homelessness. He makes promises but is accountable to no one.
I’ve campaigned hard, taking no vote for granted. I dug out the yard signs in my garage, and with the help of many wonderful volunteers, put them up all over the 3rddistrict. I've door-knocked, lit dropped, and talked with many of you. Thank you to everyone who has supported me this election season, offered your address for my sign, and worked on my campaign.
Transit isn’t built overnight. Our plan to end homelessness is a ten year plan. Mental health reform, juvenile justice reform, building healthy communities – we have more work to do. These are big projects, important initiatives, and these are difficult times in politics and in government.
We face significant challenges at the county level, challenges that will take hard work, experience, an understanding of our community, and fierce determination to overcome. I do not run from these challenges, but am more committed than ever to continue the work we've begun, to see it through. I ask for your vote on November 2nd so we can continue this work together.
You can contact me at GailDorfmanCampaign@gmail.com, (952)-925-1374, or Dorfman Campaign at 4200 Forest Road, St. Louis Park 55416.
Thanks for all your support.