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Terese Tomanek announces campaign to keep City Council seat

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DULUTH, MN-- Current Duluth City Council member, Terese Tomanek, announces her campaign to keep her at-large City Council seat on Monday.

Tomanek was not voted into her current seat but was selected in June of 2020 to fill in the vacancy from Barb Russ.

Tomanek is notable in her work to enforce Duluth's mask mandate before the state-enforced its own rules and regulations.

She states she is for "all Duluthians" and hopes to continually learn about what the community of Duluth needs.

"I don't represent West Duluth, East Duluth, or Central Hillside alone, I represent the whole city," Tomanek said.
She adds she is hoping to find a way to bring Duluth together and look at issues through an equity lens.

Tomanek has earned the endorsement of former Mayor Don Ness, who describes her as a "pragmatic progressive" open to listening to various perspectives and sides before making lasting, impactful decisions.

"We are really going to work on recovering from this pandemic," said Tomanek.

Tomanek will be hosting "Tuesdays with Terese" where locals are invited to meet with her at various Duluth parks to discuss issues happening around the community.

"I love our community! I'm fully committed to ensuring that all residents, regardless of zip code and socio-economic background, have opportunities to succeed, thrive, and build their futures," she said.

For more information about "Tuesdays with Terese" or to follow her campaign, visit her Facebook page.

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Abigael Smith

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