Erik and Ute Monsen

Erik & Ute Monsen

Burlington, VT

We are excited to endorse Ali Dieng as the next Mayor of Burlington Vermont because he is a highly experienced and deeply caring community builder who listens carefully, thinks deeply, and acts promptly and personally. As a father, a New American and an educator of other New American parents through Parent University and the Burlington School District, he has a deep understanding of, and is an experienced communicator on issues that face parents and children in Burlington. More importantly, as an experienced city councilor from the New North End, he understands the value of all types of diversity to the people of Burlington, in terms of ethnicity and national origin, in terms of religious and political beliefs, as well as in terms of methods of transportation and recreational pastimes. Last but not least, he offers creative, practical and timely community-building solutions, that promote business growth and public safety in ways that combat inequality and climate change, at a price that is reasonable to local taxpayers.