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Duluth News Tribune

Innovation — in Russia or Duluth
By Mike Creger on Mar 26, 2014 at 9:44 p.m.

A distinct piece of Duluth soon will be adorning countertops in Russia. That’s because a group of Russians
toured the Natural Resources Research Institute and got to take home an Epicurean cutting board, a local
product the NRRI helped develop through its mechanical test lab.
The dozen Russians were on a tour of NRRI; its parent, the University of Minnesota Duluth, and Fond du Lac
Band of Lake Superior Chippewa operations near Cloquet.
The Northland tour was one of 16 available for participants in a St. Paul conference exploring the innovations
in industries in the U.S. and Russia. The tours were the final event of a three-day conference.
“Innovation happens all over the place, not just in the Cities,” said Bernadine Joselyn of the Blandin Foundation,
which hosted the tour.
The Blandin tour was the only one outside of the Twin Cities area — where other Russians saw engineering
and medical labs, schools, a refinery and some iconic company operations such as those at 3M.
At NRRI, the group learned about work creating extract from waste birch bark, peat products, poplar biofuel
studies, wetland restoration analysis and the lab that launched Epicurean, the 10-year-old Duluth company that
now sells its kitchen products around the world.
Lunch was at UMD, and presentations were made on the university’s project in Silver Bay growing algae for
energy use, studies of Lake Superior and the foreign language apps being developed by students and staff.
At Fond du Lac, they were shown its information management and resource management systems as well as
band efforts to engage its younger population. Dinner was served at Black Bear Casino Resort.
The Russians are in Minnesota as part of the U.S. Russia Innovation Conference, an effort to bring innovators
together to share ideas. The conference in St. Paul came to fruition under direction from Minnesota Secretary
of State Mark Ritchie.
Ritchie said the idea of getting Russians and Americans together to talk innovation was born from talks
between President Barack Obama and Russia’s President Dmitry Medvedev in 2009. They talked about
more collaboration between the countries, Ritchie said.
The Russians in Duluth and at the conference come from diverse backgrounds, Joselyn said. They are
innovators, educators, technical experts and entrepreneurs, she said.
Two of the visitors at NRRI Wednesday aren’t strangers to Duluth. Sergey Porada and
Yelena Kurdyumova
are freelance journalists and translators who set up shop in Minneapolis three years ago.
Both are avid runners and have covered the annual Grandma’s Marathon the past few years.
They wouldn’t miss the event or the beauty of Duluth for anything, they said.
“But we wanted to find out about the business capabilities — the research and education,”
Kurdyumova said.
“We wanted to see how people collaborate.”
Joselyn said there is obvious interest in the visitors this week considering the continuing news coming out of
Ukraine and Crimea.
“They’re aware of the political backdrop,” she said. “But this is citizen-to-citizen diplomacy. We have a shared
future and want to be inclusive in our innovation.”

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Sun Post   newspaper
Brooklyn Park city candidates introduce themselves      go by this link...
By Paul Groessel
June 19, 2014
Candidates have filed for Brooklyn Park-area public offices, and here is their short introduction as the
campaigning begins.
The Sun Post asked three questions of candidates for municipal seats, including the mayor and Brooklyn
Park City Council seats. Below are the answers to the
first of three questions: “Tell (the readers) about
yourself.”
The next two questions will print in the June 26 and July 3 edition. The answers to all three questions will be
included online as well.
Brooklyn Park Mayor
Yelena Kurdyumova:
“I settled in Brooklyn Park in 2009, after my four-year work in Europe. This gave me deep understanding of
problems affecting common people in the city, and how to resolve them.
“I worked three years from 2010 in Human Rights Commission of Brooklyn Park. In February 2013 I was elected
for four years
to Hennepin County Human Resources Board and serve on this board now.
“I graduated from Moscow State Linguistics University (seven years). I own innovation company providing
interpreting, translation, language teaching and public relations service in the United States and worldwide.
“I am international freelance writer and photo journalist-stringer for leading international media sources, and
founder and editor
of Runglobalmedia.
“I choose active life style, regularly practice in distance running (three miles daily), swimming, figure skating and
mountain climbing.”
Article by Jim Adams in Star Tribune "Two Brooklyns have 7 vying to be mayor " of  June 10,
2014  in which he distorted the meaning and facts contained in my answers to his questions.
See here...
My genuine, correct answers, e-mailed to Jim Adams, are below:  

From: Runglobalmedia <info@runglobalmedia.com>
To: "jadams@startribune.com" <jadams@startribune.com>
Cc: "info@runglobalmedia.com" <info@runglobalmedia.com>
Sent: Thursday, June 5, 2014 4:52 PM
Subject: Answers to questions and photo attached. Please confirm receipt

Q What is your occupation and educational background
Yelena S Kurdyumova is founder, owner and President of innovational company  International Interpreting,
Translation & PR Services, LLC, providing interpreting, translation, language teaching
and PR service in the U.S.A. and worldwide. On the invitation of Secretary of State Mark Ritchie the company  
participated in ‘US-Russia Innovation Conference’ on March 24-26, 2014 in St. Paul. MN, USA.
Yelena is professional linguist, graduate of one of the best universities in the world - Moscow State Linguistics
University (Former Maurice Torez Institute of Foreign Languages) Moscow, Russia, with Master’s degree in
English tutoring with the right to teach in universities and colleges; graduate of 2-year Postgraduate Course at
Higher Courses of Interpreters at the same university – Master’s degree
in English-Russian-English consecutive and simultaneous interpreting, literary editing, Spanish language
translation.
Yelena has been providing teaching and interpreting service in Europe and the U.S.A. since 1981. She
is the member of American Translators Association (ATA), International Federation of Translators (IFT),
Editor-in-Chief of English version of www.runglobalmedia.com  , member of International Federation of
Journalists (IFJ), freelance writer and photo-journalist stringer.
Yelena is contributor for national and international newspapers, magazines and web sites, including International
Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), European Athletics Association (EAA), magazines - Running Times
(USA), Distance Running (Great Britain), FotoTravel (Rus),
Russia-China Century 21, etc. In 2007 she was awarded in Las Vegas the "Outstanding Achievement
in Photography Award" from International Society of Photographers (USA). She is a curator of
international cultural and sports projects engaged in organization of exhibition exchange.
Yelena is former competitive figure skater and now a part-time figure skating coach. She is the
member of Moscow Board of Athletics Judges; former PR Director of Moscow International Peace Marathon.
Q Have you ever held elected or appointed office?
Using the best of my experience in life and work in foreign countries, I started my service for the benefits of
Brooklyn Park community in 2010, when I was elected for three years into Human Rights Commission
of Brooklyn Park.  In 2013, after I completed my duties in this Commission I was elected
for 4 years to Hennepin County Human Resources Board and I serve on this Board now.
Q how long lived in Brooklyn Park?   
I became resident of Brooklyn Park 5 years ago, in 2009, after my return from Europe, where I had
4-year experience as interpreter, translator, freelance journalist-stringer, and PR manager.
Q Why do you want to be mayor?  
Life since 2009 in the condo which is a part of Strawberry Commons Condominium Association 1,
and communication with: the people from this community, typical for the city of Brooklyn Park; BP Mayors Steve
Lampe and Jeffrey Lunde; City Manager Jamie Verbrugge and work in Human Rights Commission of BP, gave
me deep understanding of most of problems of Brooklyn Park and realization that these long-lasting problems
can be resolved from the position of the Mayor.      
Q Why do you think you can do a better job than Mayor Lunde?
The population of Brooklyn Park is very diverse and differs very much in languages, cultures and ethnicities.
The city is about 50 percent minority residents and 20 % foreign-born. Being bilingual, having vast international
experience, living in
the USA from 1995,  I better understand needs,
concerns and demands of people who recently immigrated into the U.S.A. and moved to Brooklyn
Park from foreign countries .  
My work in Human Rights Commission of Brooklyn Park and Hennepin County Human Resources Board
demanded from
me studying and good knowledge of laws, rules and Constitution of MN and USA. I realize that for real
improvement of BP image it is necessary not to hire PR company for $150,000 of tax-payers money, as Lunde
did, but to do real work and correct distribution of city
budget aimed at lowing crime level, taking care of homeless children, improving roads, updating old housing,
boosting cultural life, etc.
Yelena S. Kurdyumova
Address:
Brooklyn Park

Family: Sergey (spouse), three children.

Education: Moscow State Linguistic University, Moscow, Russia (http://www.linguanet.ru/english/0, graduate
and postgraduate courses (seven years), Master’s degree and Diploma in English and Russian lecturing in
universities and colleges; Master’s degree in English-Russian-English consecutive and simultaneous
interpreting, literary editing, Spanish language translation.

Occupation: Founder, owner and President of International Interpreting, Translation & PR Services, LLC.,
international freelance writer and photo journalist-stringer.

Years you have lived in the city or district: 5

Community/civic organizations involvement:
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), American
Translators Association (ATA), International Federation of Translators (IFT).

Have you run for any other office in the past?: Human Rights Commission of Brooklyn Park (3 years,
2010-2013), Hennepin County Human Resources Board (16 months, since 2013)

Contact: www.vote4yelenakurdyumova.com

What do you consider the top issues that the City Council should address?

--Creation of new working places for Brooklyn Park residents for recharging the budget,
--lowering crime level and elimination of crime-favorable environment,
--improvement of life quality by increasing investors’ interest to realization of innovative projects in Brooklyn Park,
--enhancing tourist attractiveness.
The strength of Brooklyn Park is in its diversity. City Council should take from people of different nationalities and
mentalities their positive ideas based on their national origin.

What measures would you propose to further your goals for the city?

- Creation of favorable climate for innovation companies and small businesses from Minnesota, other states,
foreign countries,
by means of preferential financing rates and property tax rebates.

- Attraction of funds from businesses and companies for realization of charitable city projects, such as shelter for
homeless children, mass sports competitions, cultural festivals and events.

- Working out a program aimed at prevention of crime and creation of environment eliminating crime with the use
of innovations from successful European experience.

- Working out and realization of Healthy Life Style Program, including installation of all-season exercise machines
with free access in parks.

- Creation of Brooklyn Park Arts Gallery for visual art exhibitions.

- Studying residents’ opinions by City Council before making decisions, affecting interests of the majority of BP
residents.

- Real accessibility of Mayor to Brooklyn Park residents using innovative European technology iQube (www.
runglobalmedia.com/ourfriendsandpartners.html).

- The main task of City Council is to return to residents their wish to vote, confidence that all problems and ways
to solve them
which they reported will be studied and considered by the City Council.

- Using funds from city budget to motivate young people to choose sport, healthy life style, to refuse from
tobacco, alcohol and drugs.

Bottineau Light Rail Transit has emerged as a topic of prominent concern in the district. How would
you work with constituents with varying views on the line and what is your own opinion? What do you
anticipate your role being in regard to this issue?

I think that LRT is very expensive and lacks proven results. A moratorium on new LRT projects would provide
time to assess its impact. Flexible and less costly option is bus rapid transit. Trains for narrow fixed corridors are
most expensive and least flexible way to connect people to jobs. Looking into the future, congestions, bumpy
roads and empty trains can be avoided with right policies and right priorities.

My role (as mayor) in this issue is to receive and review opinions of the majority of Brooklyn Park residents. My
work with constituents with varying views will be based on receiving their opinions with the help of Internet
questionnaires, Twitter, meetings, or referendum.

West Broadway and LRT projects will have long-lasting impact on residents of almost 70 houses, parishioners
of the church, and businesses standing on the planned route. That is why the owners of these houses and
businesses must receive the right compensation and must give written approval of these projects.
READ ORIGINAL ARTICLE ON LINE...
SUN POST newspaper
Community
Primary Voters Guide: Brooklyn Park Mayor
By Sun Post Editor
July 30, 2014 at 10:00 am    

With four candidates, the race for Brooklyn Park mayor will be in the Aug. 12, 2014 primary election. The following is
some biographical information about each of the four candidates and their answers to three questions to help
residents better understand their views. The mayor’s term is four years and pays $1,425 per month.
SUN POST newspaper
Community
Brooklyn Park City Candidates Introduce Themselves.
By Paul Groessel
Jujy 3, 2014
Question 3: “What background or experience is relevant to the seat you seek?”
Brooklyn Park Mayor

Yelena Kurdyumova:

“I am successful PR manager with 7-years of experience of heading a Public Relations Department of the
Executive Committee for Mass Competitions and Sports Festivals of Moscow Municipality, which successfully
raised funds, receiving substantial donations from businesses, for forming budget needed for organization of a
dozen of annual mass sports competitions and festivals on charitable basis in the city with 12 million population.
This gave me skills and ability to see problems and ways to resolve them. International journalism and public
relations management gave me the skills of communication with top managers of international companies and
top politicians.

“My experience of marketing manager is not limited to organization and promotion of sports events in 12-million
Moscow. During 9 years I worked as Marketing Director of Association International Supermarathon and
successfully attracted donations from businesses which allowed holding several international ultra-running
events.

“Since 2009, preparing for this campaign, I spent a lot of time on studying Minnesota and US laws and
Constitutions, and achieved the knowledge level allowing me to conduct professional disputes with Minnesota
lawyers.”

“My foreign work experience gives me clear understanding of Brooklyn Park problems and how to resolve them.
For example: the problems brought about by reconstruction of West Broadway and construction of light rail
which are connected.

“These problems can be correctly resolved only by making the decision based on the opinion of the majority of
Brooklyn Park residents after they vote at the referendum. This reconstruction and construction will have
long-lasting impact on residents of almost 70 houses, parishioners of the church, and business standing on the
planned route.

“The city must change the route or refuse from constructing LRT and West Broadway reconstruction, if owners
of these houses and businesses don’t receive the right compensation and don’t give written approval for
reconstruction and construction.”  
SEE NEWSPAPER ON-LINE VERSION

SUN POST newspaper
Community
Brooklyn Park City Candidates Introduce Themselves.
By Paul Groessel
June 26, 2014
Question 2:  “Why did you decide to run for office?”
Brooklyn Park Mayor:

Yelena Kurdyumova:
“I realize that in order to make Brooklyn Park really thriving city without crime and homeless children, with
innovative businesses and good roads, renovated homes and vibrant cultural life, to return and boost equity to
homeowners, a new leader is needed. Such a leader must have new, fresh ideas, knowledge of international
experience and achievements in city management. My life and work outside of the United States gave me
necessary knowledge and skills to implement these tasks. I have know-how on attraction of innovative
businesses to the city for a budget recharge. I don’t want city budget to lose $5 million in property taxes from
Target Corporation and City Council to spend $150,000 on hiring a public relations company instead of helping
homeless children.”
SEE NEWSPAPER ON-LINE VERSION
MEDIA ABOUT YELENA S. KURDYUMOVA
Community & People • Government
Brooklyn Park West District primary election profiles

Published July 26, 2016 at 9:58 am

Seven candidates are running for the Brooklyn Park City Council seat representing the West District. In the
Tuesday, Aug. 9, primary, voters will narrow the field to two candidates whose names will appear on the
November ballot. The term is for four years.
Yelena S. Kurdyumova
Address: Brooklyn Park, Western District
Family: Sergey (husband), three children

Education:
Moscow State Linguistics University (Moscow, Russia) – 5 years. Master’s degree in English/Russian lecturing
with the right to teach in universities and colleges. Higher courses of interpreters at the same university, 2-year
postgraduate course. Diploma in English-Russian-English, consecutive and simultaneous interpreting, written
translation, literary editing, Spanish language. Qualified as a top category English Language interpreter-
reviewer, expert-linguist.
6-months accounting course at Moscow State Technical University.

12-month course of international law at Russian Union of Journalists.

Occupation:
Founder, owner and president of International Interpreting, Translation & PR Services, LLC. and of web source
Runglobalmedia.com, free-lance writer and photo journalist stringer for leading European and U.S. media
sources.

Years you have lived in the city/district: 7

Community/civic organizations involvement:

American Translators Association (ATA); International Federation of Translators (IFT); International Federation
of Journalists (IFJ).

Have you run for any other office in the past?

Human Rights Commission of Brooklyn Park – three years; Hennepin County Human Resources Board – 16
months; candidate for Mayor of Brooklyn Park – 2014.

How can people contact you? www.Vote4YelenaKurdyumova.com

Why are you seeking election to the city council?

I want:

– To take real measures to improve life in Brooklyn Park so that residents of neighboring cities wouldn’t
have grounds to nickname it “Crooklyn Park” or “Brooklyn Dark,” instead of using PR agency for $150,000
from city budget, like it was unsuccessfully done in 2014;

– To raise market value of homes by real lowering of crime in Brooklyn Park, opening new businesses
necessary for residents close to their homes, improving quality of school education through optimization of
student/teacher ratio, school environment, technical equipment.

– Stop constant growth of real property taxes for homeowners and put this burden on big companies.

– Add to city rules a new rule which will obligate landlords to do criminal background checks of prospective
renters, which will help to lower crime in Brooklyn Park.

– Return to the people trust into city council and mayor through positive resolution of their problems, so that
more Brooklyn Park voters would want to take part in next municipal elections.

– Help my constituents from Western District always achieve satisfaction when they contact city offices
with their problems and requests.

– Improve control on the enforcement of city rules by appropriate city office.

– Install in several parks all-season exercise equipment (for different groups of muscles and joints) for
adults, free of charge to use.

What do you consider the top priorities that the city council should address, and how should those
priorities be addressed?

Lowering crime in Brooklyn Park and number of crimes committed by Brooklyn Park residents in other places,
creation of new jobs, stopping growth of real property taxes on homes, rising real market value of homes,
improving quality of school education. How to address – see my answer to question 1 above.

What is your overall philosophy for making Brooklyn Park a great place to live, work and attend
school?

The strength of Brooklyn Park is in its diversity. That is why it is necessary to take from people of different
nationalities and mentalities their positive ideas based on their national origin, and use it for the benefit of all
residents. I think it is necessary to be in contact with my constituents via email and telephone; to receive and
study their opinions on all vital issues of city life.
MEDIA ABOUT YELENA S. KURDYUMOVA DURING HER 2014 ELECTION CAMPAIGN FOR
MAYOR OF BROOKLYN PARK
Community & education
On August 25, 2017 Yelena S.
Kurdyumova, Vice chair of the
Board of Nasha Shkola Charter
school
gave an interview to CCX
Media about Nasha Shkola which
moved to Brooklyn Park from
Minnetonka in the summer of 2017.
See more on Runglobalmedia.com
Community & People • Government
Brooklyn Park 2018 mayor's primary election voters’ guide.
Published on July 24, 2018 in the newspaper Sun Post Brooklyn Park

Name: Yelena S. Kurdyumova
Address: Brooklyn Park, Western District
Family (name of spouse, number of children): Sergey (Husband), 3 children

Education: (highest degree and major, if appropriate):
Moscow State Linguistics University (5 years). Diploma with Master’s degree in English/Russian lecturing with the right to
teach in universities and colleges.
Higher Courses of Interpreters at the same University, 2-year postgraduate course. Diploma in English-Russian-English,
consecutive and simultaneous interpreting, written translation, literary editing, Spanish language. Qualified as a top category
English Language interpreter-reviewer, expert-linguist.
6-months accounting course at Moscow State Technical University.
12-month course of international law at Russian Union of Journalists.
Occupation:
Founder, owner and President of International Interpreting, Translation & PR Services, LLC. founder and editor of web
source Runglobalmedia.com and YouTube channel Runglobalmedia, free-lance writer and photo journalist stringer for
leading European and U.S. media sources.

Years you have lived in the city/district: 9

Community/civic organizations involvement
Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of charter school Nasha Shkola (Brooklyn Park); American Translators Association
(ATA); International Federation of Journalists (IFJ).

Have you run for any other office in the past?
.
Human Rights Commission of Brooklyn Park (3years); Hennepin County Human Resources Board (16 months), candidate for
Mayor of Brooklyn Park-2014, candidate for City Council of Brooklyn Park 2016.

Contact
Vote4YelenaKurdyumova.com

Why are you running in this election?

After personally meeting with several thousands of my constituents over the last five years, and discussing their concerns
with Brooklyn Park problems, I want to:

- Stop growing criminalization of Brooklyn Park by stopping the flow of renters with bad criminal background (open cases on
violent crimes) into Brooklyn Park from Minnesota and other states. It can be stopped by enacting a new City Rule obligating
landlords to do criminal background checks of their prospective renters and submit to the City the results along with lease
agreements. Control enforcement of this rule by responsible city staff. This will allow to implement other points of my program
focused on improving the image and life of Brooklyn Park:

- Raise market value of homes by means of: real reduction of crime in Brooklyn Park; opening new businesses necessary for
residents; improving quality of school education through optimization of student/teacher ratio, school environment, technical
equipment.

- stop growth of property taxes for homeowners and put this burden on big companies.  

- Achieve real control of city rules enforcement by responsible city departments and City Manager.

- Clean parks off trash and drug traffic, install lights and restrooms in all parks.

- Attract new small businesses;

- Create new jobs for city residents.

What do you consider the top issues that should be addressed for the city?

Lowering crime in Brooklyn Park and number of crimes committed by Brooklyn Park residents in other places, creation of new
jobs, stopping growth of real property taxes on homes, raising real market value of homes, improving quality of school
education.

What is your stance on the Bottineau Blue Line light rail extension project?

My position on this, as any other issue in Brooklyn Park, is based on the opinion of most of constituents whose homes are
located near light rail extension project.
Thousands of Brooklyn Park constituents, during my personal meetings with them, asserted that realization of this project
would bring about noise, traffic delays during the construction and after it, and no benefits. They fear that light rail will
increase the flow of crime into Brooklyn Park from other cities. They assert that there are enough bus routes and there is no
need in light rail.
Only 1% of constituents whose working places or schools in Minneapolis or St. Paul are located close to light rail want to
have its extension to Brooklyn Park. I am sure this issue can be fairly resolved only by putting it on the ballot for General
Elections or through a special referendum.
3-minute news block of CCX Media TV channel containing answers to 2 questions addressed to
all 4 candidates for Mayor of Brooklyn Park, posted on August 10, 2018
On August 9, 2018 Yelena gave a 45-second statement to Runglobalmedia channel why she runs for
Mayor of Brooklyn Park and what her priorities for the city are
Make a note on your calendar to come to your polling place on  
November 6, 2016, between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. and              for Yelena S. Kurdyumova
(
according to Minn. Stat. §204C.22 subd.4) by writing her name into spare box for
Brooklyn Park Mayor on November 6, 2018 ballot
OR VOTE EARLY: ABSENTEE VOTING STARTS SEPTEMBER 21 !!! See details...  It is
very important to spell my first and last name correctly MAKING WRITE-IN:
Y-E-L-E-N-A  S.  K-U-R-D-Y-U-M-O-V-A  and to stay within the box. Don't put any of
your signatures or initials.
Don’t place pre-printed stickers on the ballot in the write-in space
or lose!
See links to very interesting articles telling about multiple successes of voters in different states, who
achieved election of write-in candidates for public offices through writing in their names into spare
boxes on the ballots at general elections.
Senator Lisa Murkowski wins Alaska write-in campaign     
How 22,800 Write-In Votes Changed the Alabama Senate Election
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Wins as a Write-In Candidate…   
History: Write-in candidates that have been elected
On August 20, 2018 Yelena addressed voters with 3-minute post-primary election video statement.
See on Runglobalmedia Channel:
On August 17, 2018, Yelena S. Kurdyumova answered the question of Sun post Brooklyn Park newspaper Kevin Miller about
her reaction to the results of primary elections by sending her Letter to the Editor, which was published in August 23
edition of
the newspaper. Reed on line...
Staying in the Race for Brooklyn Park Mayor

To the Editor:
In response to your question “Do you have any reaction to last night's primary election results?”:

     Numerous telephone calls, texts and e-mails which I received from my constituents after the announcement of primary
election results for Mayor of Brooklyn Park, give grounds to state that these results are biased and don’t reflect the opinion of
the majority of voters of 80-thousand city.  My constituents convinced me to stay in mayoral race as a write-in candidate.  
     Three-minute CCX Media news block of August 10, 2018 demonstrates that I am the only one among candidates for
Mayor of Brooklyn Park who, since 2014, personally met with thousands of residents, listened to their complaints and
determined main problems which don’t allow Brooklyn Park to prosper: crime in the city goes up, property taxes on homes go
up, market values go down; city rules aren’t enforced by responsible city departments, residents’ complaints aren’t resolved.
     My priorities for city will be to resolve these issues. The resolving is in stopping the flow of renters with really bad criminal
history into Brooklyn Park from other cities and states by enacting a new city rule, obligating landlords to do criminal
background checks of their prospective renters and submit them to the City with lease agreements. Enforcement of this rule
will stop growth of crime in Brooklyn Park and will allow to resolve other issues.
     It is clear from the statements of candidates Lande and Winston that they don’t see growth of crime in Brooklyn Park and
don’t consider it to be main problem interfering with positive development of the city. According to them Brooklyn Park is
prosperous, free of problems. Their priorities, if they are elected, cause doubts and call for public discussion.
     I hope that the article of US Congressman Thomas Massie, representing Kentucky, “Russia Hysteria Undercuts Our
Values, Impedes Relations” published on August 16, 2018
in Real Clear Politics (reed on site), will help Brooklyn Park
constituents to make their right choice by writing me into spare box for Brooklyn Park Mayor on November 6, 2018 ballot.

Yelena S. Kurdyumova
Brooklyn Park