Dear East Saint Paul Neighbors and Friends,
I am John Thompson, a long time resident of the Eastside of Saint Paul. My family and I come from humble beginnings. I built a career working for Saint Paul Public Schools as a machinist/equipment repair technician. My family and I have always worked hard and kept to ourselves until the day my friend and co-worker Philando Castile was shot and killed during a traffic stop. At that moment, I knew that I could no longer remain silent.
It is clear to me that we need change; to work on policies that impact the disenfranchised so we can end the cycle of violence and poverty. I believe that we must change the conditions in which we live in if we want a different result; that is why I made the decision to be a public servant.
I will work for policies that make sense for my constituents, my community, and for the people who have been marginalized and left out without a voice for far too long. Paul Wellstone once said "We all do better when we all do better" and I believe that as well. The problems we face today require contemporary and elevated solutions.
I am here to be accountable to the people, and to be a voice for the constituents of the Eastside of Saint Paul, District 67A. I am very passionate when it comes to fighting for justice for the community and I believe we can make the change we wish to see. I hope you will join me on this campaign whether it be volunteering your time or contributing financially. Thank you so much!
NewsMonday, June 29, 2020 3:32 PM
"John Thompson has been a voice for our community for decades. His commitment to racial justice and history of leadership are what is needed at the Capitol today. I strongly believe that John will bring new ideas to address the terrible disparities that have left the Black community behind. I endorse my brother John Thompson for House District 67A as I know he will be a breath of fresh air we need at this moment."
MN House Rep. 62A Hodan Hassan
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 10:10 AM
I am honor to have receive this endorsement.
"John Thompson's life experience and strong voice for justice is exactly what we need in the Minnesota legislature. I am proud to endorse John's campaign and I look forward to working with him to turn out the DFL vote on the east side."
MN Congresswoman Betty McCollum, CD 4
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Saturday, June 20, 2020 10:56 AM
I am deeply humble and honor for this endorsement. Together I will continue the fight to promote dignity, freedom and opportunities for all working people.
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Wednesday, June 17, 2020 11:04 AM
"I have known John Thompson for several years and have seen him working for betterment and social justice here on the East Side. I am pleased to announce my support for John Thompson, our DFL endorsed candidate and look forward to working with him at the Capitol in 2021 with your help."
- Senator Foung Hawj
Friday, June 12, 2020 12:35 PM
I am really honor for this endorsement.
""I've known John for years. His fierce advocacy and commitment to his community is exactly what's needed in the state legislature right now. I look forward to working with him as the next State Representative for 67A." - Governor Tim Walz