Ward Two Candidate: Council Member Rebecca Noecker

My name is Rebecca Noecker and I am honored to represent Ward 2 on the St. Paul City Council.
I am a community activist, a listener, a mom of two young boys, and a proud resident of St. Paul’s West Side. I like to wake up early, work hard, see all sides of a problem and get things done.
From an early age, my family and my faith instilled in me the importance of working hard to improve my community. My parents worked as doctors serving veterans at the VA Medical Center and spent their spare time building neighborhood playgrounds and assisting neighbors with home repairs. My Jewish tradition teaches that healing the world is everyone’s responsibility and that no matter how big the problem, the work has to start today.
I am running for office to make St. Paul a place where all our families prosper, all our residents have a place to call home, and where all our young people have access to opportunity. I work hard every day to make sure our neighborhoods are safe and welcoming, our small businesses are thriving and growing great jobs, and that city government is transparent and accountable.
I’m proud of the work I’ve done in my first term to build a stronger Ward 2. I’ve championed our city’s earned sick and safe time and $15 minimum wage ordinances; invested in young people, parks and streets; led the creation of the Winter Safe Space emergency shelter; fought for new affordable housing projects throughout the ward; and launched the Open for Business initiative to help small businesses open and expand.
My top priority has been to provide outstanding constituent service. I try to be as accessible as possible to my constituents, holding regular Community Coffees and Happy Hours in local businesses throughout the ward and hosting Virtual Lunch Chats on Facebook for those whose schedules make it hard to attend events in person. My office has successfully resolved more than 350 constituent issues in the first half of 2019 alone, and we are constantly striving to better serve our residents.
We still have a lot to do to make St. Paul the city we know it can be. In the next four years, I want to expand access to high-quality, affordable child care and find new, sustainable revenue to build affordable housing and maintain our streets. I believe government needs to work efficiently and be held accountable for results. As we ask people to pay more in taxes, we must show that we’re using every public dollar efficiently. To that end, I’m leading an effort to restore the Council’s ability to monitor city departments’ performance.
My experience serving you over the last four years has helped me understand the workings of city government, build the necessary relationships to get things done and understand how to translate your needs into policy action. I hope we can continue to work together for the next four years to improve and strengthen the city we love.
For campaign information, volunteer opportunities and upcoming events, visit rebeccanoecker.com.

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