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 …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
The Lake Harriet bandshell concessionaire could start serving alcohol within weeks, according to the Star Tribune and the Southwest Journal.
The Minneapolis City Council's Regulatory Energy and Environment Committee approved plans Monday for concessionaire Bread and Pickle to serve alcohol at Lake Harriet, according to local news outlets The Southwest Journal reported that it has been a long journey Owner Kim Bartmann has been working with city and Minneapolis Park Board staff for over a year, she said, and hopes to soon offer a half-dozen tap beers and a few wine options. The city’s vote came after the Minneapolis Park Board had debated Bartmann’s plan during two meetings in April. Bartmann plans to have seating for 133 patrons and, with the city’s urging, will set up a perimeter with planters. Read the full article at swjournal.com. The Star Tribune reported some opposition …
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…
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 …
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).
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 (“…
Monday, March 18, 2013
The March 22, 2013 'Early Mornings with Elizabeth' event includes the city's directors of civil rights and employment equity.
Minneapolis City Council Member Elizabeth Glidden, who represents Ward 8 including the Kingfield neighborhood in Southwest, is hosting a discussion of racial equity in employment on March 22, 2013, from 7:30–9 a.m., at Turtle Bread, 4762 Chicago Ave. S. It's one of Glidden's "Early Mornings with Elizabeth" events and open to the anyone interested in the topic. Here is the description from Glidden's office: It’s been a little over two years since the Economic Policy Institute issued “Uneven Pain”, a policy brief identifying the Twin Cities as among the worst in the nation for black unemployment. Minneapolis is actively engaged and has several efforts underway to address racial equity in employment in Minneapolis and our metro region. …