Community organizer, activist aims to bring working-class view to City Council

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Community organizer, activist aims to bring working-class view to City Council

Harrison Wendt wants bold action
Wendt

Community organizer, activist aims to bring working-class view to City Council

Wendt
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Seven candidates are running for three open seats on Durango City Council. The other candidates will be featured next week on www.durangoherald.com and in Wednesday’s and Friday’s print editions of The Durango Herald.
All three open seats are for four-year terms. Ballots will be mailed March 19 to residents of Durango who are eligible electors. Ballots must be returned no later than 7 p.m. April 6 to be counted.
Ballots can be returned by mail or dropped off beginning March 22 at the City Clerk’s Office, 949 East Second Ave.; La Plata County Administration Building, 1101 East Second Ave.; La Plata County Clerk and Recorder’s Office, 679 Turner Drive, Suite C; and a drop box at Fort Lewis College.

Harrison Wendt

Name, age: Harrison Wendt, 23.

Job: Youth camp coordinator with Durango School District 9-R’s after-school enrichment program.

Public service: Nonprofit founder, community activist.

Born: Minneapolis.

Arrived in Durango: 2017.

Family: His sisters Sadie Wendt, 23, and Emmalee Berne, 28, also live in Durango.

Favorite outdoor activity: Hiking/backpacking.

First job: Nanny at 15.

Car: 2015 Subaru Forester.

Top priority, if elected: income inequality, among others.

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