I was full of joy and hope for a better future for our city when I was told about Ali’s run for Mayorship of Burlington in 2021. I have had the privilege to meet Ali many years ago when he was introducing JJ Flynn Elementary School kids (including mine) to the art of drumming. Since then, I have witnessed his strong leadership, his resiliency, his integrity, his political passion and love for our city and its residents. His life experience and diverse background give him a unique and inclusive perspective on effective actions and decisions to be taken that no other candidates have. My trust is in him! I know that he will fight for all Burlingtonians equitably and succeed in making our beautiful city healthier, safer and more inclusive. HE HAS MY VOTE.