Angela in the News

Keith Schubert for the Twin Cities Daily Planet, October 23, 2018, “Hennepin County Commissioner Board Has Been All White Since Since 1852—And That Might Change on Nov. 6”:

Part of the solution, Conley said, is changing who is at the table when discussing these issues. “We need to change the conversation so that it’s rooted in people that are most marginalized … It’s shifting the narrative to speak to people who have traditionally been ignored.”

John Edwards for WedgeLIVE, September 21, 2018, “Angela Conley for Hennepin County Board, District 4”:

She’s focused on issues, down to the smallest details (when I ran into Conley at a recent public meeting, I noticed she had filled an entire page with notes about a controversial bus stop). … Go find yourself in conversation with Angela Conley and she will win you over. I trust her to set priorities for Hennepin County’s projected $2.4 billion budget, on issues ranging from transportation, housing, human services, racial equity and criminal justice reform.

Isabella Murray for the Minnesota Daily, September 18, 2018, “Hennepin County Commissioner Candidates Campaign for Student Interests”:

The location [of the Hennepin County Service Center on the University of Minnesota campus] assists with license plates and vehicle registration, birth and marriage certificates and notary services. Conley hopes to make food assistance, emergency cash assistance and child care payment aid available. 

Roxanne Givens, op-ed for Insight News, August 13, 2018, “To Change Outcomes for Tomorrow We Need Change Today”:

Conley has the passion, capacity as well as the tools in her tool box to bring forth long awaited change.

Jessica Lee for MinnPost, Aug. 9, 2018, “In Hennepin County Board Race, Longtime Incumbent McLaughlin Faces Newcomer Conley. And a Changing DFL”:

Born in South Minneapolis, Conley says her knowledge of the county’s problems at the ground level is unmatched. Among her roles as a neighborhood activist and government employee, she once worked as a case manager at Our Savior’s Housing, a Minneapolis homeless shelter, which she said gave her a firsthand look into what factors help people achieve permanent housing.

Jim Walsh for the Southwest Journal, July 9, 2018, “ ‘You Know What? This Candidate Is Inspiring!’ ”:

To be sure, the 40-year-old South Minneapolis native has plenty of personality, but it’s her skills as a 20-year Hennepin County employee and navigator of the social services system she seeks to oversee as county commissioner that make you want to root for her and, if you’re in Conley’s district 4, vote for her.

David Chanen for the Star Tribune, May 16, 2018, “Hennepin County Commissioner Candidates Look to Diversify All-White Board”:

“I was shocked to learn the board has always been all-white,” said Conley, 40, who lives in south Minneapolis. “The final spark to run came when I learned this board held a retreat on racial disparity in Hennepin County. Why not ask me?”

Dwight Hobbes for the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder, February 27, 2018, “County Board Candidate Says She Brings Bottom-Up Perspective”:

Angela Conley stands as proof positive that there’s none so qualified to effect a solution than she who is herself impacted by the problem. When Conley speaks to resolving issues in her candidacy for Hennepin County Commissioner, District 4, it is from vast, hands-on experience.

Other news coverage

Dylan Thomas, “Three Races Could Reshape County Board,” Southwest Journal, October 17, 2018

Jessica Lee, ““Other Races: Mitra Jalali Nelson Wins St. Paul Council Seat; Field Winnowed for Sheriff, Hennepin and Ramsey County Boards,” MinnPost, August 15, 2018

Dylan Thomas, “Three Vie in County’s District 4 Primary,” Southwest Journal, July 26, 2018

Tesha M. Christensen, “Three Candidates Seek District 4 Hennepin County Board Seat,” Longfellow Nokomis Messenger