Larry Kraft has announced his candidacy for the St. Louis Park City Council At-Large A seat.

Kraft’s platform includes climate change, youth involvement in government decision-making, and community and diversity. He said he views the city’s climate action plan as an opportunity to make smart policy choices in transit, affordable housing, economic development and more – not only to combat climate change, but to make a positive impact for residents in a variety of ways.

“What I plan to bring to (the) City Council is years of high-tech business experience, with leadership positions in organizations ranging from startups to large public companies,” Kraft said in his announcement. “For the last five years, I’ve been working with young people, leading the national non-profit iMatter, which supports high school and middle school youth leaders as they press local governments to take action on climate change. Some of the most rewarding work I’ve done has been right here in St. Louis Park, mentoring the amazing group of students from the High School that pushed the City Council to adopt our Climate Action Plan.”

He added, “Local action matters. We can have a tremendous impact by serving as a model for other communities – while creating a better and more sustainable future for our children and grandchildren.”

Kraft and his family have lived in the city for 16 years; his two children attend St. Louis Park Schools.

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