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John Tyler, Local resident

I have known Gina since the first SOPride march in 2011. In addition to her prodigious strengths as a compassionate leader, she has great organizational skills, a dedication to whatever she puts her mind to, and an ability to get very diverse groups of people to cooperate in achieving whatever goal she sets for them.

Johanna Pardo, SOU Student

Through her community involvement, Gina has shown our town that she truly cares for our community. And given the tone deaf response of the council to issues of concern to BIPOC and LGBTQ+ folx, it's time for a REAL change. 

Alma Rosa Alvarez, Ph.D

I have had the privilege of interacting with Gina DuQuenne in various capacities. As an attendee to the Women's Leadership Conference held in one of the Neuman Properties, I found Gina to be the model of professionalism and generosity. I have also had the opportunity to see her as a community builder intent on creating spaces where all people can belong. Gina will be a great addition to the city council.

What Other People Are Saying

Alan Colley, Local Resident 

Rich Rohde, Local Resident

We have endorsed Gina DuQuenne for Ashland City Council because she stands for the good of the community and cares about the people in that community.

Mark Yaconelli, Local Resident 

The founder for Southern Oregon Pride and the former senior sales manager of Neuman Hotel Group has skills, experience, and heart we need in our city government.  She has firsthand understanding of the problems our community faces and is pragmatic in the approach to deep seeded problems.

Your local Firefighters are excited to announce their endorsements for Ashland mayor and city Council. The decision to wade into City politics was not made lightly, but recent events have convinced us that Ashland needs candidates who understand how important a robust, effective fire service is to our Community.

The Almeda fire is proof that public safety is vital to Ashland’s future, and safeguarding peoples lives must be our highest priority.

Thank you for your support, for your engagement, and for taking time to consider your options this November.

Ashland needs your voice.

Gina is one of those people who is unafraid to speak her truth even if it seems contrary to the prevailing trend of a conversation. She is passionate and bold. A favorite motto is “go big, or go home.” Her dedication to fairness, openness and making the world a better place is a hallmark. I love the opportunity to work with her on the critical issues of inclusion and diversity, especially now when a window seems to be opening for substantive change.

Elizabeth Zinzer, Local Resident 

Gina will bring to the City Council the experience, wisdom, creativity and temperament for shared leadership in guiding Ashland through recovery from the Pandemic and extreme climate impacts. She understands interdependencies among strong business, education, arts, and culture, health and social services, justice and equity.

Julie Gillis, Local Resident 

To Gina community means everyone- the unhoused, business owners, the BIPOC community and also the land itself.  Gina would make an excellent counselor with a new and exciting vision for how Ashland might grow and change into a city aligned with racial and social justice, housing for all, a wider economic platform, and healthy climate.

Gina is a super outstanding candidate, a winning campaign, and an excellent leap forward for our city. With her long history of courage, wisdom and relationships in Ashland, and she will bring our community together for a better future.

Gina DuQuenne has proven herself committed to moving the city of Ashland progressively forward both as a member of the Ashland Housing and Human Services Commission and founder of the Southern Oregon Pride Parade. As the city re-evaluates itself and responds to the local impacts of this global pandemic, we need someone who will put people first. Gina has placed progressive issues at the heart of her campaign: economic opportunity, social and racial justice, climate action, and housing security for the citizens of Ashland.

Gina DuQuenne

For Ashland City Council

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