City Council candidate Jon Grant will be coming to Wallingford for the second time this week. If you missed him at the candidate forum in Wallingford on Thursday, there is another opportunity for Wallingford folks to meet him this Sunday, September 17th.
From 10:00-11:00 AM, Jon Grant and his team of volunteers will meet in Woodland Park (shelter #1), which is accessed from 50th Street. At 11:00, Jon and company will leave the park and canvas the neighborhood. So if you’re around on Sunday, head over to Woodland Park at 10:00 to meet Jon Grant, ask him about his campaign, and if you have time join the campaign in canvassing our neighborhood.
Jon Grant is a long time social justice advocate and grassroots organizer. He is the former director of the Tenants Union, was a housing advocate with Solid Ground and recently worked on the successful passage to raise the minimum wage. He wants to tax large corporations to fund public housing, and he has pledged not to take any campaign donations from developers. To read more about Jon, please visit his campaign website.
He is running for City Council position 8, a seat that is currently being held by the retiring Councilmember Tim Burgess. Position 8 is one of two citywide “at large” positions on the City Council. He is running against Teresa Mosqueda, who has won the endorsement of many big labor groups.
So don’t be surprised if Jon Grant (or one of his volunteers) knocks on your door on Sunday. Take a moment to ask him about your most pressing concerns that face our city today. Or just ask him to tell you the story of how he got kicked out of the boy scouts as a kid, it’s up to you.