Saturday, May 11, 2013
Delegates gave her the margin over rival Matt Perry after three ballots, according to Twitter reports and the Southwest Journal.
Ward 13 delegates gave Linea Palmisano the DFL Party endorsement for Minneapolis city council Saturday afternoon, according to a party announcement online and the Southwest Journal. Palmisano needed three ballots at Washburn High School to achieve the required 60 percent support, Nick Halter reported at swjournal.com, and afterwards she saluted her opponent: The race was much closer on the first ballot, when Palmisano got 162 votes to Perry’s 138 from the 304 original delegates. ... Perry went from 138 delegates to 110 delegates between the first and third ballots. ... “I’m humbled by your trust and faith in me,” Palmisano said to the crowd. Read the full article at swjournal.com. Ward 13 has an open city council seat this election year …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Citizens can post their entries to the mayoral candidate's Facebook and Twitter pages.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Unopposed, Minneapolis City Council Member John Quincy won the DFL Party's Ward 11 endorsement. Ward 8 and 13 DFL conventions are set for May 11.
Minneapolis Ward 10 City Council Member Meg Tuthill said she has "no plans to do anything" after losing a battle for DFL Party endorsement to challenger Lisa Bender Saturday at the ward convention at Jefferson Elementary, the Star Tribune reported: In Uptown, Council Member Meg Tuthill finished the day unsure whether to continue her campaign after losing the 10th Ward nod to urban planner Lisa Bender. ... Tuthill pledged during the proceedings to suspend her campaign if someone else took the endorsement. When Bender won after five ballots, however, Tuthill questioned what “suspend” really meant. “It didn’t say for how long, it didn’t say permanently, it didn’t say for 20 minutes, it didn’t say for four years,” Tuthill said. “I don’t know…
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Independent Mayoral candidate Cam Winton will participate in a one-on-one conversation with Professor Larry Jacobs of the Humphrey School at the University of Minnesota Thursday.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Some delegates-to-be evidently spent time on their devices, judging by the social media action during Tuesday's gatherings.
See a Storify of Minneapolis caucus talk above or at Storify.com.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Here's a roundup of links about the 2013 Minneapolis mayoral and city council elections from several local news sources.
With DFL Party caucuses taking place Tuesday, April 16, 2013, some people in Minneapolis might want to bone up on who's running for mayor and other city offices. Here is a sampling of links to posts at local news outlets: Here are related posts at Southwest Minneapolis Patch:
Election Day 2013 is Nov. 5.
Minneapolis Democrats will be spread throughout city Tuesday night for the 2013 caucuses. What is a caucus? A caucus helps a political party gain consensus as to how voters have aligned their political and candidate preferences. Caucuses are also held for the purpose of electing delegates to consider endorsements of candidates. And with the Star Tribune predicting the Minneapolis DFL's endorsement process to be especially pivotal this year, those most active Dems will no doubt be out in full force Tuesday night. See more about what a caucus is here. See one blogger's take on why you should attend caucuses Tuesday. The following are candidates seeking the Minneapolis DFL's endorsement: All 13 city council seats are up for re-election this …
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Mark Andrew is one of six announced candidates vying for R.T. Rybak's seat this November.
Mark Andrew's bid for mayor of Minneapolis was endorsed by the Minneapolis Building Trades Friday. According to a campaign press release, the Minneapolis Building Trades said: “Today our 25 affiliate Locals and our 13,000 members are proud to be endorsing Mark Andrew for Minneapolis Mayor. We endorsed Mark because he has what it takes to lead all of Minneapolis and help write the next best chapter of our city. The reasons we endorsed Mark are numerous but the quality that sticks out the most is that Mark is a bold, innovative leader who has a vision for our city. Mark has proven his ability to make big visions reality. "Mark Andrew is a bridge-builder literally and figuratively. He had the vision for the Hennepin Avenue Bridge and the …
Friday, April 12, 2013
Matt Perry and Linea Palmisano tangled April 9, 2013 at the Washburn Library in a debate sponsored by the Southwest Journal and the League of Women Voters.
Watch candidates Matt Perry and Linea Palmisano in action Tuesday night at a Ward 13 Minneapolis city council candidate forum at Washburn Library. The event was sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Minneapolis and the Southwest Journal, which posted this video at YouTube.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Minnesota Public Radio highlighted their differences on how the city should handle charges of police misconduct.
On Sunday, candidates for mayor of Minneapolis participated in the last public debate scheduled before precinct caucuses on April 16, 2013, billed as the Black Press & Black Pulpit Minneapolis Mayor Candidate Forum. Minnesota Public Radio reported they differed on how to deal with police-brutality complaints. Hear MPR's audio of the full debate above or at MPRNews.org. Read MPR's article at MPRNews.org. If you can't see an audio player above, please click here to play the audio at MPRNews.org.