VIDEO: Hollies Winston makes history in Brooklyn Park

After three unsuccessful attempts, including a painful loss by only two votes in the last mayoral election, Hollies Winston was triumphant on election night, defeating contender Wynfred Russell. Brooklyn Park’s first African American mayor appeared humble and grateful amongst dozens of supporters in the city’s Oro Lounge.

“A ton of people contributed to this effort,” Winston told the MSR. “I think it’s a signal that the people want to move in a different direction. Crime is a priority, creating programs for youth, supporting police, and slowing the rise of property taxes by encouraging the development that best suits our community.”

Click below to watch Mayor-elect Winston reflect on his vision and historic win on November 8.

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