Joanie Clausen has announced her campaign for re-election to the Golden Valley City Council in the November election. She has had a seat on the council since 2012.

Clausen counts a whole life connected to the city she hopes to serve “since the age of one.” She grew up and attended school in the city, raised a family, taught, coached and continues to run her business, Town Crier Promotions, in Golden Valley. She is married to John, her husband of 43 years, and has 3 children, 6 grandchildren and 3 dogs.

She is a founding member of the Golden Valley Pride committee, belongs to the board and commission of Northwest Television (CCX Media) and is a member of the Golden Valley Historical Society and Blue Line Coalition. In her tenure as council, she has served as the Corridor Management representative to the Met Council, served as Mayor Pro Tem in council meetings Mayor Shep Harris couldn’t attend and chairs the Housing and Redevelopment Authority.

Clausen believes her ability to listen to her constituents is a great strength. If re-elected, she will continue to support the maintenance of city infrastructure and services, affordable housing initiatives, the reduction of debt in the city, improved bike and pedestrian walkways, community inclusivity and the construction of the Bottineau LRT Blue Line Extension. Overall, Clausen hopes to ensure the fiscal responsibility of the council while retaining reasonable taxes for residents.

This year, two Golden Valley City Council seats are up for election, as is the position for mayor.

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