From Don Samuels <[email protected]>
Subject Big announcement
Date September 29, 2022 10:23 PM
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I wanted to let you in on what I believe is the most important race to make progress on my top issue: Community safety. After 24 years as Hennepin County Attorney, Mike Freeman is retiring and the seat is open. One of the two remaining candidates, Martha Holton Dimick, is my neighbor.
Martha and I have known each other for over 20 years. She was the north Minneapolis community prosecutor when I started the PEACE Foundation in 2003. We worked closely together against slumlords to address blighted properties when I was on the city council and she was the deputy city attorney in Minneapolis.
Martha will bring the same community commitment to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office that she has shown throughout her professional career.
She has been a consistent advocate for police accountability. She has also been clear in her opposition to abolishing the police department. Martha embodies the “both/and” mentality that we need to embrace in Minneapolis and across the country if we are going to advance racial equity by addressing both criminal justice reform and community violence.
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Her opponent is aligned with my former opponent in both approach and policy, initially voicing support for “Defund the Police” as a response to the murder of George Floyd. As we’ve seen in polling and the results of the charter amendment vote, that approach is supported by only a small, vocal minority of Hennepin County residents.
Between the two candidates, I can confidently say that Martha is the right choice for reform and the only choice for safety.
She proved herself to be a competent, responsive and hard-working partner in crime prevention work at the city attorney’s office when I was on the Minneapolis City Council. Martha will be an excellent county attorney and I am extremely proud to endorse her.
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