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In honor of Mr. Colin Powell, I am posting my favorite quote from him.

“Leadership is all about people. It is not about organizations. It is not about plans. It is not about strategies. It is all about people-motivating people to get the job done. You have to be people-centered."   -Colin Powell

Thank you for your service and rest in peace, Sir.   

Why am I running for city council? 

I have always been interested in the government process.  In 2001, I traveled with a delegation of  high school students to Washington D.C.,  and met several of my representatives including Senator Mark Dayton. It was a really amazing experience. 

I am running for city council because I love this city and my neighborhood. I care about what happens to the people and businesses here. We need new leadership in the city council and I wanted to step up and give voters a different option this year.  


 Are you qualified to be a city council member?

There is a common misconception that in order to run for city council you have to be a politician or an activist when in reality anyone can run that is eligible. 

The city council's job is to adopt a city budget, approve mayoral appointees, levy taxes, and make/amend city laws, policies and ordinances.  

I am a former Minnesota educator (Spanish K-12).  I worked in my parent's small business as a teen and during college. I have been working in corporate and private businesses for the last 12 years. I am very familiar with regulations/laws, budgets and finding solutions to issues that occur.  I have a common sense approach to problem solving concerns of my clients and I would bring that common sense approach to the city council.  

Why should I vote for you? 

I understand that trust is earned, not given.  The current city council term is only for two years and if elected I would work hard during those two years to build back the trust that Ward 7 should have in their city council member. 

My plan this fall is to work to earn your #1 vote and give you confidence that I am the right person for the job!  

Committee to Elect Joanna Diaz
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