Fully funding public schools. Protecting abortion access in Minnesota. Eliminating the tax on Social Security. Providing more affordable housing and property tax relief. Ending the madness and stopping the gun-violence epidemic. Expanding access to affordable child care and health care. Prioritizing our society’s mental health crisis. Funding public safety. Caring for our veterans. Investing in workforce development. Securing safe staffing and working conditions for all. Combating climate change and protecting our green space & environment. Accelerating economic development and opportunities for all. Fighting for our democracy and the rights of our queer and transgender neighbors. Arik is a proven leader who gets results and is committed to the issues that matter most to Duluthians.
As a city councilor, Arik has a proven track record of lifting up all voices to make Duluth a stronger community. Arik is a proud DFLer and will work for equity, inclusiveness, and a more just society for all Minnesotans.
Arik and his wife Jessica moved to Duluth to attend UMD and have never looked back. They are raising their two children in Kenwood and are committed to building a great place for all Duluthians to build a happy life for generations to come.
Arik doesn’t shy away from taking on the tough issues. From establishing a mask ordinance during Covid to calling out our Congressman for undermining democracy in the 2020 election, he pairs a respectful, diplomatic approach with the fortitude to do what's right for Duluth. Arik will stand strong for a woman’s right to choose, common sense gun reforms, and safe staffing for healthcare, education, and public safety professionals.