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I’m Ashley Grimm, and I'm excited to be running to represent Duluth’s western neighborhoods on the St. Louis County Board. I live in the Denfeld neighborhood with my husband Luke and work at the Damiano Center where I manage family and employment programming.
I grew up in Barnum, which is a small, tight-knit community where people know each other and look out for each other. As with many communities, the economic opportunities were limited and things could be a struggle. From a young age I helped take care of family members and learned importance of people sticking together. That’s a value that I still live by.
I’m running for the county board to make sure we have a representative who fights for families, understands county services, and is not afraid to stand up for the west side of Duluth.
Now more than ever, we need to make sure that county government is stepping up for families in difficult times. Helping run the Covid crisis response for the largest emergency meal provider in Northeast Minnesota, the Damiano Center, I see people’s struggles every day. Whether it's meeting housing needs, promoting public health, combating opioid addition, or expanding access to child care, we need a representative who understands the needs of our families and who will make sure that those needs are met efficiently and effectively.
I work collaboratively and tirelessly speak up and stand up for people who feel left out. That’s what I’ve done as Chair and Vice Chair of the City of Duluth’s Human Rights Commission, and I will continue to do for our Western Neighborhoods on the county board. I also believe in building opportunities and getting things done. I’m proud to have received the 2019 St. Louis County Health Achievement Award for my work advocating for people experiencing homelessness and creating economic development programming for at-risk youths. I’d be honored to serve as your representative on the St. Louis County Board.
Duluth News Tribune May 10, 2020
Ashley Grimm has received the DFL endorsement for the St. Louis County Board Seat covering the western half of Duluth with 69% of the vote.
May 7, 2020
Over 900 people tuned in as Ashley Grimm and guests Mike Letica, Bob Dobrow, Wendy Wohlwend and Liz Siebenaler discussed supporting small businesses and workers in the wake of Covid-19.
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March 12, 2020
Current 3rd District St. Louis County Commissioner endorses Ashley Grimm at her campaign kick-off event.