For Immediate Release
Alfred D. Flowers Announces candidacy for Mayor of Minneapolis Pledges to Bring Community & Business Experience, Sound Judgment, and Truth to the People Know-How to Office
Minneapolis, Minn. – Thursday, December 22, 2016 – Alfred D. Flowers, community activist and conversationalist declared his candidacy for Mayor of Minneapolis today. Mr. Flowers made this decision after carefully examining the current landscape of Minneapolis with the announcements by high-profile candidates like current state representative Raymond Dehn and Dr. Nekima Levy-Pounds.
“I am pleased and honored to announce my candidacy for Mayor of the City of Minneapolis. During last campaign, I gained an understanding of the complexities of city government including its capabilities and limitations.
“In my candidacy, I see helpful and positive roles for the mayoralty.
“Most importantly, the primary role for the mayor should be to be an advocate for the people of the city. There are many issues that will come before us in the next years. They include transportation issues employment, business development, education, economic development and transit service. In addition, we need to strengthen our community foundations to bring more jobs to Minneapolis.
“Second, the mayor should be a vital and active communications link between the people and the city. In my role as a long-time community activist, I’m constantly in touch with both citizens and business owners. I understand their needs and desires.
“Third, as mayor, I can be a valued partner with the city manager, by taking advantage of my experience, skills and perspectives, gained from my years of being self-employed and community activism.
“Fourth, because of this experience, I have “people skills” that can be used to bring people together toward common goals and unity.
“The issues before us continue to be balancing fiscal responsibility with sound judgment. One example is the problem of the Minneapolis city council wanting to open a city owned bank; shouldn’t we worry about the current uninformed city council members and mayor and have them to work on items the people are interested in? It is clear that this kind of thing happens because of the city’s unwillingness to make cognitive improvement over the years.
“I believe that the foundation of any thriving community should include education, the arts, shopping and recreation. If we want to attract strong companies to the area with better jobs, we must work to enhance and expand these categories.
“I look forward to a positive campaign, meeting citizens, and tackling challenges.”
For more information on Mr. Flowers, please visit www.TruthToThePeople.com