Minneapolis City Council and Park Board Elections 2017

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Re: Minneapolis City Council and Park Board Elections 2017

Postby VAStationDude » December 5th, 2016, 3:06 pm

allied with a well connected Minneapolis political power broker.

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Re: Minneapolis City Council and Park Board Elections 2017

Postby EOst » December 5th, 2016, 3:15 pm

mattaudio wrote:How the heck did Abdi Warsame build a $50,000 war chest in 2014-2015?
Is $50k that surprising? Looks like a huge chunk of it came from a single fundraiser(?) on 9/26/15 with the local Somali-American community. Being the only elected Somali-American legislator in the country (at least til Ilhan) naturally paid some dividends.

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Re: Minneapolis City Council and Park Board Elections 2017

Postby MNdible » December 5th, 2016, 3:57 pm

VAStationDude wrote:allied with a well connected Minneapolis political power broker.
He has a name.

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Re: Minneapolis City Council and Park Board Elections 2017

Postby gpete » December 6th, 2016, 10:58 am

Jeremiah Ellison(Keith Ellison's son) is running for city council in the 5th ward. I assume Blong Yang is planning to run for re-election.

https://www.jeremiah-ellison.com/

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Re: Minneapolis City Council and Park Board Elections 2017

Postby grant1simons2 » December 6th, 2016, 11:41 am

So,

Reich
Johnson
Goodman
Cano
Yang
Quincy

Are all being challenged. Anyone I'm missing?

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Re: Minneapolis City Council and Park Board Elections 2017

Postby Sacrelicio » December 6th, 2016, 11:46 am

gpete wrote:Jeremiah Ellison(Keith Ellison's son) is running for city council in the 5th ward. I assume Blong Yang is planning to run for re-election.

https://www.jeremiah-ellison.com/
I really like his specific support of complete streets. Besides just being nice to have, it really is an issue that disproportionately affects lower income and minority neighborhoods.

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Re: Minneapolis City Council and Park Board Elections 2017

Postby mattaudio » December 12th, 2016, 12:43 pm

Council Vice President Glidden has confirmed that she will not be seeking re-election for a fourth term.

I already know a few names who are planning on running for the Ward 8 seat, but we'll see who announces in the next few weeks.

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Re: Minneapolis City Council and Park Board Elections 2017

Postby FISHMANPET » December 12th, 2016, 12:58 pm

mattaudio wrote:Council Vice President Glidden has confirmed that she will not be seeking re-election for a fourth term.

I already know a few names who are planning on running for the Ward 8 seat, but we'll see who announces in the next few weeks.
Source: https://www.facebook.com/elizabeth.glid ... 4897843557

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Re: Minneapolis City Council and Park Board Elections 2017

Postby Silophant » December 18th, 2016, 8:07 pm

Zachary Wefel has also thrown his hat in the ring for Ward 1. He's got an impressively detailed Issues page, with some particularly good line-items in the "Walkable, Bikeable, Accessible Communities" section.

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Re: Minneapolis City Council and Park Board Elections 2017

Postby VAStationDude » December 18th, 2016, 9:32 pm

He certainly knows how to hit a hyper woke urbanist male's erogenous zones.

Edit: he's a poor man's Jacob Frey.

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Re: Minneapolis City Council and Park Board Elections 2017

Postby Sacrelicio » December 19th, 2016, 9:44 am

VAStationDude wrote:He certainly knows how to hit a hyper woke urbanist male's erogenous zones.

Edit: he's a poor man's Jacob Frey.
Do you have any specific complaints?

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Re: Minneapolis City Council and Park Board Elections 2017

Postby QuietBlue » December 19th, 2016, 10:41 am

Erica Mauter announced that she's running in Ward 11 as well. So that's two challengers for Quincy at the moment.

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Re: Minneapolis City Council and Park Board Elections 2017

Postby VAStationDude » December 19th, 2016, 11:30 am

Elimination of beg buttons (hot), form based code (supes hot) and cost savings sharing program for city employees. The last issue micro targets the weirdo progressive libertarian constituency.

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Re: Minneapolis City Council and Park Board Elections 2017

Postby mattaudio » December 19th, 2016, 11:58 am

VAStationDude wrote:The last issue micro targets the weirdo progressive libertarian constituency.
It targets the overall benefit of humanity.

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Regarding my ward, 11, this is the slate I have been hearing about for a few months. Field-Regina-Northrop was already working with HPDL to host a debate/forum sometime before the caucuses. Now that Glidden is not running, we're going to reach out to Bancroft/Bryant and see if they want to co-host a Ward 8 forum. This isn't set in stone yet, but I'm hopeful that we can have back-to-back Ward 8+11 forums on the same night at the Parkway Theater sometime soon. Back in 2013 we co-hosted a mayoral debate at the Parkway which was very popular, but that was held in the fall before the general election.

Do you folks think there's value in having forums like this before the caucuses? We'd likely open it up to any candidate who 1. has an active campaign filed with the county or 2. has informed a major party (that's now just DFL and GOP per state law, but I'd throw in Greens since they are a "Minneapolis major") of their intent to seek endorsement.

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Re: Minneapolis City Council and Park Board Elections 2017

Postby twincitizen » December 19th, 2016, 3:02 pm

Next year is going to make an interesting comparison vs. 2013. Last time around, nearly every incumbent who lost (aside from Robert Lilligren), was operating on shaky ground. Hofstede, Tuthill, and Colvin Roy were all wiped out by a combination of payback for their stadium votes and the youth wave (I'm obviously over-generalizing, but stick with me). I don't think 2017's incumbents are necessarily starting from a weakened position like those in 2013. Quincy maybe a little bit, if constituents really are fed up with his lackadaisical service. What does anyone have on Reich? He's probably fine. If Barb's challenger is the real deal and raises enough money to run a good campaign ahead of the endorsement, then yeah she's probably in trouble. Ward 7? I dunno...Janne will do great in East Isles, but Goodman has oodles of money and has been around the block before. I don't know how Janne's campaign plays in Kenwood, Bryn Mawr, etc. The only way Goodman loses that endorsement is if she doesn't take her challenger(s) seriously.

In wards with multiple challengers (1, 5, 11) they'd better study up on the Ward 10 convention in 2013. Each of them had better come prepared to endorse the other in order to take the endorsement from the incumbent.

tl;dr - none of 2017's challenged incumbents have a target on their back like Tuthill and Hofstede did in 2013. It's not going to be that easy this time around.

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Re: Minneapolis City Council and Park Board Elections 2017

Postby grant1simons2 » December 19th, 2016, 5:04 pm

How do Barb and Blong not have a target on their backs? From people I've heard in the neighbrhood, they're fed up.

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Re: Minneapolis City Council and Park Board Elections 2017

Postby Sacrelicio » December 19th, 2016, 5:13 pm

grant1simons2 wrote:How do Barb and Blong not have a target on their backs? From people I've heard in the neighbrhood, they're fed up.
He has two challengers, Ellison and Raiesha Williams.

http://www.citypages.com/news/keith-ell ... /405057466

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Re: Minneapolis City Council and Park Board Elections 2017

Postby EOst » December 19th, 2016, 11:00 pm

Andrea Jenkins jumps into the race for Ward 8: https://www.andreaforward8.org

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Re: Minneapolis City Council and Park Board Elections 2017

Postby twincitizen » December 20th, 2016, 7:23 am

mattaudio wrote:Do you folks think there's value in having forums like this before the caucuses?
Yes. Schedule them in mid-to-late March just before the April 4 Precinct Caucuses. There were at least 2 such events for Ward 10 last time.

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Re: Minneapolis City Council and Park Board Elections 2017

Postby MNdible » December 20th, 2016, 10:45 am

I think there's value in not having the caucuses pick our elected officials for us.


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