Thu, Feb 25|
Meet & Greet with Monona's New Candidates
Attend a virtual meet and greet with three new candidates stepping up to be your public servants in Monona.
Time & Location
Feb 25, 2021, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
About The Event
Come meet Monona's new candidates for the April 6th, 2021 election, Kristie Goforth for Mayor, and City Council candidates Nadia Dominguez and Patrick DePula, and learn why we want to step up to be public servants for you—our Monona neighbors, and businesses.
Please register in advance here. A Zoom link will be emailed to registrants on the day of the event between 5-6pm. Feel free to come to the meet and greet at anytime between 7:30-9pm. We look forward to meeting you and hearing your questions and concerns!
About Nadia Dominguez: I am running for the Monona office of alderperson. I seek to serve my community with my wealth of professional and personal experiences. I seek input and inclusivity and bring data analysis and strategic planning in the decision making process.
Who Am I? I am an educator, a scientist, an entrepreneur, a wife, and a mother. I identify as a Hispanic woman. My father immigrated to the U.S. from Mexico. My father is of Mayan, Aztec, and Spanish descent. My mother is of Irish and Scottish heritage. I will be the first Latina candidate to appear on the ballot in Monona.
Why Am I running for Monona City Council? With COVID and many national issues hitting home, I find myself considering how I may better serve my community.
About Patrick DePula: I have owned Salvatore's Tomato Pies since 2011 and have grown to employing over 100 employees. I am currently developing a licensed meat packing plant and production facility to better utilize our relationship with local farmers. I am currently the CEO but am very much involved in all four of my locations on a daily basis. I have served on the Dane County Board of Supervisors and numerous boards and committes in Sun Prairie, City of Madison, and with the County.
About Kristie Goforth: I am a community builder and nonprofit leader for the past 10 years and owned a business for 10 years. I came to Monona when I was hired as the executive director of the Monona Chamber of Commerce in 2014. I rebranded the organization to the Monona East Side Business Alliance (MESBA) and grew it to the third largest chamber of commerce in Dane County. I strategically positioned Monona as the hub of this economic development engine. I strengthened relationships with our neighboring community leaders and forged numerous valuable relationships in the business community in my 5 years of leading MESBA. I am currently the executive director of Free Bikes 4 Kidz Madison, a nonprofit that gives away over 1,500 bicycles to low income and diverse communities in Dane County each year.
I'm a communicator who encourages open and honest communication, transparency, advocacy from public groups, and public engagement at every level. I'm the first member of a Native American tribe to ever be on a ballot in Monona or to serve on City Council. I have degrees in Conservation Biology and Geography and am a cartographer and artist.
My Native ancestors believe that we are one with the land; what happens to the land happens to us, as we are not separate from the land. It's not a matter of being close to the land because the Earth is the same as ourselves. I carry this philosophy through in my daily life and am a staunch advocate in being a voice for our natural resources.