Key Issues

Focus on Duluth

Arik gets the job done

Helped resurrect the Costco Deal. Saved a childcare center in Lakeside and the Memorial Day Parade in West Duluth. Led the charge from the council to get Spirit Mountain out of the red and profitable again. Fought for more funding for our police officers and firefighters to retain and recruit the best. Elevated childcare as a community priority and championed new programs to increase access. 

Keeping us safe

Arik is the candidate our public safety professionals trust. When fringe groups were trying to defund the police, Arik was fighting for a historic raise for our Duluth Police Officers, training increase for our Duluth Firefighters, and a pathway to fund a new community crisis response program. Arik understands the need to continue improving our public safety programs for all Duluthians and that city councilors must support our cops and firefighters to recruit and retain the best. He will always support our first responders and hold the line when others try to cut these core safety services and make us less safe.

Champion for kids

As a dad and t-ball coach, Arik knows first-hand how our ballfields, hockey rinks, community centers, and sports courts that were once a source of pride for Duluthians are falling apart. Investing in youth sports, activities, and childcare is a top priority over the next four years to provide healthy spaces for the next generation of Duluthians to grow and thrive and spur economic growth in our communities.

Results Not rhetoric

Duluth has incredible potential. But we need serious councilors like Arik who can work across political differences to solve our most urgent challenges so that we can: Increase the budget for street and infrastructure repair city-wide. Prioritize fully staffing our police officers, firefighters, and road maintenance/snowplow crews. Put kids first by investing new state tax dollars in fixing our parks, ballfields, courts, rinks, & community centers. Rebuild and reimagine our downtown to improve safety and restore pride in the heart of the city. Create more housing and expand access to home repair & reconstruction programs. Grow our tax base to reduce the property tax burden on residents and create more family-sustaining jobs through economic development.