Friday, April 5, 2013
The Ward 13 city council member from Southwest Minneapolis packed Honey the night before a mayoral candidate forum.
See photos and tweets from Ward 13 City Council Member Betsy Hodges' mayoral campaign launch party Tuesday in the Storify window above or at Storify.com. On the following night, Hodges and other mayoral candidates participated at a forum at Solomon's Porch (see video replay courtesy of The UpTake).
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Watch the forum at Solomon's Porch as candidates Mark Andrew, Jackie Cherryhomes, Betsy Hodges, Don Samuels, Gary Schiff, Jim Thomas and Cam Winton make their pitches.
Watch the second Minneapolis mayoral debate here, courtesy of The UpTake. The event was Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 6:30–8:30 p.m., Solomon’s Porch, 100 W. 46th St. Related: Follow us Southwest Minneapolis Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our free daily email newsletter
The Ward 13 candidate is hoping to fill Betsy Hodges' seat.
Linea Palmisano picked up three new endorsements Wednesday from various constituency caucuses, including the DFL African American Caucus, Minnesota Young DFL and Minnesota Asian-Indian Democratic Association. Palmisano is hoping to fill Betsy Hodges' seat as Ward 13 representative on the Minneapolis City Council. Hodges is making a bid for mayor. According to a campaign press release, the following is what each endorser had to say about Palmisano: DFL African American Caucus "We believe Linea shows a strong desire to ensure accountability for the use of city resources, is committed to a sustainable community infrastructure in African American neighborhoods by addressing several disparities, including the economy, housing and transportation…
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The Star Tribune's MPLS. blog examined the 'wine inspector' issue raised at last week's mayoral debate. Do current on 'charter wine license' rules put an undue burden on wine bars in Southwest Minneapolis?
Star Tribune reporter Eric Roper fact-checked a statement about wine bars from last week's mayoral debate at the newspaper's MPLS. blog: “Did you know you can get a job in the city of Minneapolis as a wine inspector?" said [Gary] Schiff, a City Council member. "Your job is to go to a wine bar, and if a plate of bread doesn’t hit the table before that glass of wine, the business gets a $200 citation.” ... First, the city does not have a position called "wine inspector." ... Second, the only businesses where customers must order food in order to drink alcohol are wine bars located far from commercial nodes, usually deep in residential neighborhoods. These so-called "charter" wine licenses (because they are specifically allowed by the charter…
The DFL African-American Caucus is among the new endorsers.
As Betsy Hodges prepared to officially announce her run for mayor Tuesday night, some stepped forward to show their support for her campaign. Hodges, a Minneapolis City Council member, picked up a handful of endorsements Monday from the DFL African-American Caucus, activist Ben Goldfarb, former school board chair Tom Madden, and author Laura Waterman Wittstoc. According to a campaign press release, the following is what each endorser had to say about Hodges: Goldfarb: "I've worked on progressive causes with Betsy Hodges for nearly 15 years and have watched with awe as she's stood up every single day to make Minneapolis a better place. ... She shares my conviction that politics is about the improvement of peoples' lives and she always puts …
Monday, April 1, 2013
The Ward 13 Council Member representing Southwest Minneapolis will officially announce her mayoral campaign on April 2, 2013 at Honey Lounge.
Minneapolis City Council Member Betsy Hodges, who represents Ward 13 in Southwest Minneapolis, will officially launch her run for mayor on Tuesday, according to a her campaign website. Hodges will make her campaign official with an announcement event on April 2, 2013, at 6 p.m., at Honey, 205 E. Hennepin Ave. Her campaign posted a video on YouTube about the announcement on March 26: "So I guess people know by now that I'm running for mayor. Which is kind of remarkable because I haven't actually announced that I'm running for mayor. I mean, I sent out an announcement. I just haven't made an announcement. Today I have an announcement that I will be making an announcement that I'm running for mayor. Got that? Big event, big speech. All your …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Cam Winton of Southwest Minneapolis objected to being left out of the all-DFL debate at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey Institute.
Who will be the next mayor of Minneapolis? Some of the people who want the job participated in a debate at the University of Minnesota Wednesday, including Ward 13 City Council Member Betsy Hodges, who represents Southwest Minneapolis. Sharing the stage with Hodges at the U of M's Humphrey Institute were former City Council President Jackie Cherryhomes, current City Council Members Don Samuels and Gary Schiff, and former Hennepin County Commissioner Mark Andrew. See the full debate on video above courtesy of The UpTake, or watch it at the UpTake's website. Not included was candidate Cam Winton, also from Southwest Minneapolis, who issued a statement to protest that the university had invited only DFL Party candidates. Here is Winton's full…
Friday, March 22, 2013
The endorsements follow announcement by rival Matt Perry of officeholders' support.
Minneapolis Firefighters Local 82 and the organization Women Winning have endorsed Linea Palmisano in the race to fill Betsy Hodges' seat as Ward 13 representative on the Minneapolis City Council. "I am pleased to announce that I have been endorsed by the Minneapolis Firefighters!" Palmisano wrote on her campaign's Facebook page Wednesday. Women Winning's committee vote was unanimous in support of Palmisano, according to her campaign's announcement. The announcement came after Matt Perry, Palmisano's DFL rival, said Tuesday he has the support of two city council members: Robert Lillegren and John Quincy. Hodges is running for mayor to replace R.T. Rybak, who is not seeking re-election. Backing by firefighters can mean money for a candidate…
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The Ward 13 city council member represents Southwest Minneapolis and is running for mayor. The Democratic women's group EMILY's List may make an endorsement in that race, Politico reported.
A woman running for mayor of Minneapolis could benefit from an endorsement from EMILY's List, a national Democratic women's organization, according to a story at Politico.com. Ward 3 City Council Member Betsy Hodges, who represents Southwest Minneapolis and is running for mayor this year, is one potential recipient of EMILY's List support. Another woman in the race is former city council president Jackie Cherryhomes. The article lists Seattle and Minneapolis as two cities where EMILY's List may wade into mayoral politics. The group has already endorsed women running for mayor in New York, Houston and Los Angeles this year. EMILY's List endorsements in Minnesota so far appear to have been mostly for state legislatorive candidates. In the …
The candidate for the Ward 13 council seat gave thanks on Facebook for support from the current Ward 6 and Ward 11 council members.
Ward 13 city council candidate Matt Perry announced endorsements for his campaign Monday from two sitting council members: John Quincy of Ward 11 and Robert Lillegren of Ward 6. Perry posted on his campaign Facebook page: I sincerely thank Councilmembers Robert Lilligren and John Quincy for their support. I am looking forward to working with them on the City Council on our shared concerns of development, transportation, the environment, community engagement and social justice issues. Perry's Facebook post linked to a Southwest Journal report about the endorsements which cited testimonials from Lillegren (“Matt gets results by combining a grassroots approach to engagement with knowledge of how to get things done at City Hall") and Quincy (“…