Endorsements

"I am impressed with Ali's community building skills and experience. He has a proven track record working with Burlington Kids, as a board member of community organizations, and as the founder and Manager of the Burlington School District's Parent University. The citizens of Ward 7 will benefit from this experience with the election of Ali … Continue reading Former Burlington Mayor Peter Clavelle 

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Former Burlington Mayor Peter Clavelle 

"Ali has demonstrated a deep, wholehearted commitment to serving the youth and families of Burlington. He has unique experience and understanding of the complex, diverse needs of our community. He would add a valuable voice to our City Council." —Rep. Brian Cina, (P/D)-Burlington. Cina is also a former Burlington School Commissioner

Rep. Brian Cina, (P/D)-Burlington.

"A key challenge the city is facing is how we create new programs to better involve and inform all residents while keeping costs under control. I'm impressed by Ali's ability to educate New American parents about how to navigate city government and our school system through Parent University without relying on taxpayer dollars. To me, … Continue reading City Councilor Max Tracy, P-Ward 2

City Councilor Max Tracy, P-Ward 2

"I am delighted to see Ali Dieng running for City Council in Ward 7. He has the energy and ability to bring people together, and fight for the needs of working families. I wish him well in the Tuesday, June 27 special election." - U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, I

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, I

"As a three-term Ward 7 city councilor, I endorse Ali Dieng with great enthusiasm. He will be a strong voice for our Ward and the new Americans who make our city so vibrant. As a graduate of the Snelling Center, he brings vision and leadership; and, as the school's Family Outreach Coordinator he listens daily … Continue reading Rep. Jean O’Sullivan, D (Chittenden-6-2/Ward 7)

Rep. Jean O’Sullivan, D (Chittenden-6-2/Ward 7)

"It is without a doubt that Ali will bring high energy to the City Council.  He has experience being a community organizer and will use those skills to represent the concerns of Ward 7 residents.  I have been impressed with Ali's outreach efforts, trying to knock on every resident's door in Ward 7 to make … Continue reading Stephanie Young – Chair, Burlington Democratic Party & Ward 7 Resident 

Stephanie Young – Chair, Burlington Democratic Party & Ward 7 Resident 

"I'm honored to support Ali as he seeks my seat on the Burlington City Council from Ward 7. He will be a thoughtful, collaborative, and vital voice for all the people of the New North End. He represents the future of the "new" New North End. Turnout is going to be critical in this race, … Continue reading Former Ward 7 City Councilor, Tom Ayers, D

Former Ward 7 City Councilor, Tom Ayers, D

"When I saw Ali's ability to gather support in Ward 7 for the Democratic caucus, I was impressed. When I got to know him, I was inspired. The New North End community is changing, and Ali is ahead of the curve. His commitment to connectivity and inclusiveness is what Ward 7 needs in the middle … Continue reading Steve McIntyre, Ward 7 neighbor

Steve McIntyre, Ward 7 neighbor

"I have known Ali for several years and been impressed with his work at Parent University, and am excited to support his candidacy." -Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger, D

Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger, D

"Ali Dieng has a proven track record of making Burlington a better place to live, especially for kids, through Parent University and his work in the schools. His community building skills will ensure that traditional and non-traditional voices will be represented in discussions facing the city's future. He will be a welcome addition to the … Continue reading Lt. Governor David Zuckerman, P/D

Lt. Governor David Zuckerman, P/D