Why am I running for County Commissioner?

As the oldest son of poor Hmong refugees, I have been a recipient of many county services. I’ve spent my professional career helping people navigate the system. I have experience as an advocate and elected official. I am uniquely positioned to provide a voice on the County Board that is representative of Hennepin County residents. I would be honored to serve as your Hennepin County Commissioner in District 2. I ask for your vote.

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About Hennepin County & County Commissioner

Hennepin County

Hennepin County has seven commissioners elected from seven separate districts. Each commissioner represents a district of equal population: approximately 165,000 people per district.


The 2018 Hennepin County budget totals $2.4 billion. See Budget: https://www.hennepin.us/your-government/budget-finance/budgets .

Role of County Commissioner

The role of a county commissioner includes the following:

  • Set policy
  • Approve the budget
  • Constituent issues
  • Regional / intergovernmental relations

For more information on why the county is important, see the Hennepin County 101 presentation by Jan Callison, Hennepin County Commissioner, Chair: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UzsEFH6BYW0

District 2 Map

Map of Hennepin County District 2

Hennepin County District 2 stretches from St. Anthony in the east to Plymouth in the west and covers roughly a third of Minneapolis. It includes the following cities:

  • Golden Valley
  • Medicine Lake
  • North & Northeast Minneapolis (including the Bryn Mawr and North Loop neighborhoods)
  • Eastern Plymouth
  • St. Anthony

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