Marching Toward a Run-off Victory

Elise has hit the ground running toward victory following her strong showing on November 2. She looks forward to meeting with you before the December 1 run-off, encouraged by the number of Duluth residents who are looking for the right kind of change. As Elise says, “Losing is not an option.”

From The Gwinnett Daily Post:

Two candidates for Duluth’s Post 3 council seat will face off again in a Dec. 1 runoff election, based on Tuesday’s unofficial polling results. Billy Jones had 276 votes and Elise Whitworth had 255. Neither candidate won more than 50 percent of the votes, making a runoff election necessary.

The third candidate for the Post 3 seat, George Rhode, won 127 votes.


Whitworth, 61, is an online faculty member of Axia College of the University of Phoenix. She vows to help generate more job opportunities, improve the city’s infrastructure, focus on crime prevention, multi-generational planning, sustainable growth and historic preservation.

“I came in only 21 votes behind the front-runner tonight. I’m confident that I’ll win this election. Losing is not an option,” she said.

Meet Elise on October 29

On Thursday, October 29 from 7:30 to 8:30 pm, Huthmaker Violins will host an opportunity to meet Elise. Refreshments will be served during this great  opportunity to talk with Elise about your dreams and concerns regarding the City of Duluth.

Elise`s Plan to Move Duluth Forward

Today, Elise had the opportunity to present more of her platform and plans for Duluth’s success at the Civitan Forum who hosted this event that included all three candidates for Post 3 Duluth City Council. She brought out the fact that the median age of Duluth citizens is 35.1 years, so it will be important for the City Council and Staff to think more multi-generational in their planning and moving forward process, while continuing to maintain and improve sports for youth, and providing a quality center for Seniors. (more…)

Pooch Fest, Fun Day on Saturday

Join Elise on Saturday, October 24, for a fun-filled day at the Pooch Fest (Strickland House Museum) from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Be sure to catch the parade of pooches and proud owners at 1 pm. Elise will also stop in at the City of Duluth Community Fun Day, scheduled for 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Elise plans to attend the 11:00 am ribbon cutting for the Taylor Park playground and the unveiling of the city’s new logo and tagline on the Town Green—see the city web site for details and other events taking place on this historic day.

Elise to Face Challengers at Civitan Club Forum

On October 20, voters will have an opportunity to meet Elise and hear her positions on various issues when she participates in the Duluth Civitan Club forum. The event is scheduled for 11:45 a.m. at Kurt’s Restaurant. The cost is $15 for one person or $25 for two and includes lunch. For reservations, contact Terry Crouch at 678-242-0445.

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Elise Attends L.E.A.D. Program Meeting

Today I attended the first meeting of the second annual City of Duluth L.E.A.D. (Learn, Engage, Advance Duluth) program spearheaded by Council member Marsha Anderson Bomar and led by Alisa Williams.

2008 L.E.A.D. graduates

I am a graduate of the City of Duluth LEAD 2008 program. Because I believe this program to be a vital part of educating citizens regarding city government operations and processes and a catalyst for citizen engagement, I became one of the major sponsors of this program for the 2009 LEAD participants. (more…)

A Full Day

Elise at Chocolate PerksTuesday was a full day of community, individual and board meetings; beginning with Civitan and ending with the Downtown Development Authority meeting at Duluth City Hall… with campaign planning meetings mixed in between.

Chocolate Perks always makes a great business meeting place, and a place to chill out and take a brief mocha break as one enjoys the stained-glass artwork of Hardeman Fine Art Glass of Duluth (just a few doors up on historic Main Street).