St. Paul mayor’s re-election campaign invites citizen engagement

St. Paul Mayor-Elect Melvin Carter III giving a victory speech.

St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter is kicking off his re-election campaign by inviting the St. Paul community to what he is calling #RunSTP. His campaign focuses on connecting neighbors to needed resources and bringing residents together to refresh a shared vision for the city’s future.

“The crises we face today won’t wait for an election to come and go; our campaign itself must be a strong force for good in our city,” said the mayor. Carter has invited community members to join him virtually in his campaign’s kickoff on Thursday, February 25.

A flyer for the event reads that the campaign “seeks committed residents to co-create city’s future. Must be willing to listen and learn from neighbors with divergent perspectives.

“#RunSTP builds on Mayor Carter’s long-standing belief that ‘building a city that works for all of us will require all of us to do the work.’ It also builds on the Carter Administration’s extensive efforts to further engage residents, ranging from community hiring panels for city government leaders, to public engagement sessions to reimagine Saint Paul’s public safety framework. #RunSTP is about channeling the spirit of engagement in Saint Paul communities to continue building a city that works for all of us,” according to a recent campaign release.