By Mark Olson
Posted: Thursday, June 28, 2018
Chanhassen resident Julia Coleman announced this week that she will be running for Chanhassen City Council in the upcoming 2018 election.
“I love this community and am excited to do my best for the people of Chanhassen. I believe that we can build upon our success as a city by working to better prioritize our emergency responder and public safety services within our city budget, increase accessibility of residents to city government, and limit government overreach into taxpayers’ pocketbooks and in the city code,” stated Coleman, in a press release.
“Too often, government can feel unresponsive to the people it serves. As your city councilwoman, I commit to hosting monthly open office hours for all Chanhassen residents to come ask questions and share their thoughts,” she stated.
“I am thrilled to endorse Julia Coleman for Chanhassen City Council,” stated Minnesota State Rep. Cindy Pugh (R-Chanhassen), in the release. “Julia will bring new energy and a fresh perspective to city government. I have no doubt that her work will make Chanhassen an even better place to live, work, and raise a family.”
Julia Coleman, whose current legal name is Julia Schliesing, until she marries Chanhassen firefighter Jacob Coleman in the coming weeks, is a public relations manager at a nonprofit healthcare association.
Coleman also serves as a Chanhassen Lions Club member, actively volunteers for mental health organizations and mentors young women through the Miss America Organization.