Julsrud Won’t Seek Second Term on Duluth Council

Duluth Councilor Won't Run for Re-Election

A Duluth city councilor has announced she’s not seeking re-election.

Jennifer Julsrud made the announcement on her decision not to run again for First District councilor Monday.

She says, “I have loved serving but after long, contemplative thought I have decided not to run for re-election in November. I knew my decision was clear when I found myself more focused on researching opportunities for growing my entrepreneurial passions and full time positions.”

She continued, “It is an honor to serve as Duluth’s First District City Councilor. The position has afforded me the wonderful opportunity of getting to know all of you and together we have built upon Duluth’s growing momentum. I also enjoy the work of team building and goal setting as Vice President of the Duluth City Council. I am happy to report that we had a productive visioning retreat this Saturday with the League of Minnesota Cities and Chief Administrative Officer. It helped us realize how interconnected all of the issues are that we look to solve in the months and years ahead. I believe it set a positive stage with which the remaining councilors can look to as they build on our good work.”

Julsrud explained, “It has been a privilege to align the city’s budgets reflective of the public’s priorities and lead on many issues of importance to our growth, health and well-being. I will continue in my leadership role on the Georgetown University Energy Prize and our kick-off event is Tuesday, May 5th at the Morgan Park Community Center at 6:30pm. We’d love to have you join us. I will also continue on with strategic planning as a commissioner for the public utilities commission and as a statewide board member for Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota. I look forward to cutting the ribbon on Duluth’s Center for Changing Lives, a comprehensive resource center and shelter for homeless youth. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve you and our beautiful city.”

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