Endorsements

The Richfield representatives who stand alongside Maria
Congressman Keith Ellison

Congressman Keith Ellison

U.S. Representative for Minnnesota's 5th District

“Maria is an engaging and bold leader who is well poised to be Richfield’s next mayor and will put her experience and progressive vision to work for everyone.  I am excited to work with Maria to build a brighter future for the citizens of Richfield.”

Senator Patricia Torres Ray

Senator Patricia Torres Ray

Minnesota State Senator

“Maria is well prepared to serve as Mayor of Richfield. Her genuine connection with the community, her experience on City Council, and her ability to advocate for  people’s needs, make her the strongest candidate for the position. Please support Maria in becoming Richfield’s next Mayor!”

Councilman Michael Howard

Councilman Michael Howard

Richfield City Council Member At-Large

“Maria has proven to be an effective leader who knows how to bring people together. There are many opportunities on the horizon in Richfield and Maria’s strong track record of community engagement and positive leadership will ensure everyone has a voice in our city’s future.”

Councilwoman Edwina Garcia

Councilwoman Edwina Garcia

Richfield City Council Member, Ward 2

“I admire Maria because she is very open minded and fair. She will tell you where she is at with issues impacting Richfield and will make sure everyone’s voice is heard. She is an excellent listener and a leader who is truly dedicated to the health and well-being of our community.”

Debbie Goettel

Debbie Goettel

Hennepin County Commissioner, District 5

“Maria is always community focused and takes time to reach out to residents. She strives to understand the needs of the city from the perspective of the residents. She will also bring experience to the job as our Mayor, ensuring a continued focus on moving Richfield forward in economic development and financial stability.”

Paula Cole

Paula Cole

Director, Richfield School Board

Rep. Linda Slocum

Rep. Linda Slocum

Minnesota State Representative for District 50B

“As a Councilwoman, Maria has demonstrated leadership in housing, health and community focused redevelopments. She has a strong record of listening and lifting the voices and interest of all the residents of Richfield. As a Mayor, Maria will continue to lead Richfield to a better future.”

Pat Elliott

Pat Elliott

Current Mayor of Richfield

“The Mayor of Richfield designates a ‘Mayor Pro Tem’ if they should miss a Council meeting, a work session or a myriad of other duties. This year I appointed Maria. It’s based on the leadership she’s exhibited in Ward 3, and to Richfield as a whole. Her willingness and ability to dig into issues, and reserve opinions until evaluating all of the viable options is the type of leader Richfield not only needs but wants leading the city into a future full of promises and opportunities for all its residents”

Jillia Pessenda

Jillia Pessenda

Women Winning Political Director

“Women Winning is thrilled to support Maria Regan Gonzalez for Richfield Mayor. Maria has demonstrated her ability to lead as a Richfield City Councilmember on issues impacting women and families, affordable housing, racial justice and building a city government that is more inclusive, reflective, and welcoming to all residents–she will continue this work as Mayor. Maria will make history this November as the first Latinx Mayor in Minnesota and Women Winning is proud to stand with her.”

Crystal Brakke

Crystal Brakke

Richfield School Board Member