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 …
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 3, 2013
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…
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
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 (“…
Friday, December 28, 2012
Hodges is running for mayor.
Friday, a second person jumped into the race to succeed City Council Member Betsy Hodges (Ward 13). In an email to reporters, Linden Hills resident and community activist Linea Palmisano announced she was running for Hodges' seat. With Mayor RT Rybak's Thursday announcement that he would not run for a fourth term, Hodges confirmed she was planning to run for mayor in the city's 2013 elections. So far, only Palmisano and Nicollet-East Harriet Business Association leader Matt Perry have announced they would stand for the Ward 13 seat. Perry is an East Harriet resident. Most recently, Palmisano has been at the forefront of a group trying to get bicycle lanes installed in Linden Hills and Fulton. Neither neighborhood currently has any bike …