Hi, I'm Emily Dunsworth!

I'm running for New Brighton City Council.
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About me

My name is Emily Dunsworth and I am asking for your vote for New Brighton City Council. I have been a New Brighton resident since 2012, when my partner, Anthony, who is currently in Florida helping with hurricane relief, and our then-newborn son bought a home near Freedom Park. Though we moved here 5 years ago, I am not new to the area. I am a proud graduate of the Mounds View school district. My father was a local family practice doctor for 30 years and my mother worked at a local clinic for over 25 years. My 97-year old grandmother also lives in New Brighton. I was the last person to lock the doors of the New Brighton courthouse when it was located where the new license bureau will be housed.



Career and Education

I received my BA from Gustavus Adolphus College, MA from the University of St. Thomas, and JD from New England Law School of Law in Boston. I am a licensed attorney in Minnesota and currently serve as the Dean of Admissions for Mitchell Hamline School of Law in St. Paul.



Goals and Achievements

I am a founding member of the New Brighton Farmers Market. It has been a privilege to see the energy and momentum the farmers market has created around building an even stronger community. I also serve on the Economic Development Commission, where I am able to take an active role in moving New Brighton forward in a positive direction. My family chose New Brighton for the same reasons you did – exceptional schools, safe neighborhoods, amazing parks and trails, and a strong sense of community. Ensuring that new and long-standing residents, our children and seniors, continue to benefit from our incredible community is my goal and commitment.



Vision for the city

•  Building a strong sense of community by bringing neighbors together

•  Embracing diversity in our community and giving a voice to all residents

•  Retaining our existing businesses and attracting new businesses

•  Investing in our parks and facilities to better serve everyone who uses them

•  Keeping New Brighton affordable, especially for our seniors


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What a fun event!! Thanks to all who organized it!!

Who is going to be there tonight? I will! Stop by to say hi!

2nd Annual Community BonfireJan 27, 6:00pmFreedom ParkNew Brighton residents of all ages are invited for an evening of winter fun. Bring your skates and sleds, then warm up with your neighbors while roasting S’mores and enjoying a cup of cocoa around a roaring fire (supplies provided) . There will be something for everyone! We hope to see you there.

Keep a eye out for donation bags being distributed by local Scouts. Girl Scouts from Troop 16741 are coordinating the food donation effort on behalf of the Ralph Reeder Food Shelf. Donations will be picked up the morning of January 27th by Scouts and officers from New Brighton Police and Fire Departments. Donations will also be collected at the Freedom Park Neighborhood center during the bonfire.
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2nd Annual Community Bonfire

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651.303.4310 • emily@emilydunsworth.com