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Yard Sign Season!
While we aren’t quite ready to have them out yet, this is the PERFECT time to SIGN UP to receive a Reinert for Mayor sign in your yard!
Tuesday marked a significant milestone in our campaign – official FILING to become your next Mayor of Duluth! I set a goal to be the first candidate to file for any office this election season, and as someone who does what they say they are going to (with a sprint up the steps of City Hall) – I did! To be honest, completing the paperwork to make this official was a little emotional. Duluth, I am so excited to get to work for you!
Donuts and Campaign Values
This week we finished up our last of six Coffee & Conversations with another great turnout at Yellow Bike Coffee! These chats have been among my absolute favorite part of the campaign. At each event we have had people from different walks of life and political perspectives meet each other, share their concerns, and offer ideas. Did they walk away suddenly agreeing on everything? Nope. But they did speak to each other, listen to each other, and reflect on shared values.
Let’s Stop Labeling
I announced almost four months ago that I was running to be YOUR next Mayor of Duluth – and this week made a little news when I shared that I will not be seeking political party endorsements. The Office of the Mayor is non-partisan, and I’m working hard for the endorsement of everyday Duluthians.
Taxes, and Budgets, and Valuations. Oh my!
Last week for Tax Day we went over facts about City of Duluth taxes and revenue. Last weekend, most of us received our proposed property values for 2024. Mine were a bit eye-popping at 15%, and based on what you all have told me, mine were on the low side.
April in Duluth!
Earlier this week was Tax Day, Tuesday, April 18. Did you know roughly 33% of Americans wait until that day to file? Forever a teacher at heart, on Tuesday I shared these random facts related to City of Duluth budget and taxes for folks to ponder while filing.
Streets. Utilities. Public Safety.
We’re all ready to start enjoying warm temperatures right?? But these nice temps are also bringing headaches as we deal with rapid snowmelt and our associated aging infrastructure issues. We know about snow removal and potholes. The news this week was flooded basements from overloaded storm sewers. I heard about these concerns again, and more, at our most recent Coffee & Conversation.
If you are new here… WELCOME! I’ve made SO many new connections recently – including over 650 of you chatting with me at the Arrowhead Home and Builders show last weekend! Duluth, you have been talking with and introducing yourselves to me over this campaign, so I wanted to take this opportunity for ME to introduce myself to YOU!
Real Issues: Practical Solutions
With more storms in the extended forecast its hard to imagine spring actually arriving but we are close! And then . . . streets and potholes. Feel like our streets as bad as you can recall? You’re not wrong.
The State of Our City
I want to start this letter expressing my immeasurable gratitude. Last night was nothing short of incredible. So grateful to the over 100 of you who came out last night at the Clyde to hear my assessment and vision for Duluth in my State of the City Response speech.
Let’s chat State of Duluth!
I’m hoping you survived another pair of classic mid-March Duluth back to back snowstorms! They left us all talking about effective and efficient core city services. Hopefully, you caught the real-time video I did last weekend on social media! Duluth deserves consistent communication to all residents.
Letter from Roger: 100 conversations and counting
Already, Duluthians have joined Roger in more than 100 one-on-one or small-group conversations. “You’ve shared your love, your concerns and your passion for our community,” Roger says. “It’s truly been a gift.”
Letter from Roger: So much to 💗 about Duluth
Roger shares what he loves about Duluth. What pops to the top of your Duluth love list?
Letter from Roger: Expect more, do better—even as we campaign
Roger shares a message about the importance of positive campaigning in the race for Duluth mayor.
Roger thanks Duluthians for campaign encouragement
Roger was overwhelmed by messages supporting and encouraging his campaign for Duluth mayor. He recorded a message thanking all those who reached out.
Surrounded by supporters, Roger announces run for mayor
Roger announced his candidacy for Duluth mayor Jan. 12 with a message of “expect more, do better.”
Letter from Roger: What a kickoff for our campaign!
Roger looks back with gratitude on an amazing first two weeks of his campaign for Duluth mayor.
Roger announces his candidacy with a message to Duluth
On the same day he held a news conference to launch his run for Duluth mayor, Roger shared a video message directly with the city he hopes to lead.