Endorsements

Representative Marti Anderson

“As a Des Moines native, I can say with absolute certainty that our thriving city needs Sean Bagniewski to help lead it. Sean is a hard working and a collaborative problem solver. I believe he will provide enthusiastic and principled leadership for our city, and I ask those who want a strong leader for Des Moines to join me in supporting Sean's candidacy for the Des Moines City Council."

Representative Ako Abdul-Samad

"I'm happy to announce my endorsement for Sean Bagniewski for the Ward 1 seat on the Des Moines City Council. Sean grew up in the Woodland Heights Neighborhood and has a strong commitment to revitalizing economically distressed areas and fighting violence in our city. Sean has demonstrated an ability to listen, but his record also shows an ability to get things done. I ask that you join me in voting for him. Peace+Justice=Love."

Former Representative Wayne Ford

“When I first met Sean, I saw a certain energy that I've not seen in many of today's young leaders. When he told me of his background, how he came up, it reinforced to me that having to scrape and scrap for whatever we could get builds a certain type of chemistry that can benefit our community if we choose to use it that way. I came up that way and some of his story is similar to mine. When he said one of his top priorities will be public safety for our community, that decided the matter for me. I'm honored and proud to endorse Sean and to be part of his campaign.”

Todd Francisco, president of the Des Moines Association of Professional Firefighters Local #4

"Sean brings forth a moral sense of community and a strong belief in public safety. His experience on state and local issues has helped to establish an active leadership role in the community. His education and experience will be a tremendous asset to the city of Des Moines, to public safety, and to Ward 1."

Police Officers for Good Government, the action committee representing the officers of the Des Moines Police Burial and Bargaining Association

Plumbers and Steamfitters Local #33

LiUNA Local #353

Aaron Todd, President of the Sixth Avenue Corridor

"Sean understands the diverse needs of Ward 1 neighborhoods and has the passion, drive, and enthusiasm to move our City forward.  I'm proud to support Sean in (this) election."