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:
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…
Thursday, January 17, 2013
What do you think of the mayor's priorities for his last year in office?
Skimming the list of Mayor RT Rybak's 2013 priorities (many thanks to the Star Tribune's Eric Roper for transcribing everything on that white board), I was struck at how little on the list seemed immediately relevant to much of Southwest Minneapolis. Among the 37-or-so main items on that list, only five seemed to bear specifically on this quarter of the city: In all fairness, a lot of items on that list, like the Reg Services reorganization, are city-wide projects or have city-wide resonance. But should Rybak be paying more attention to Southwest Minneapolis? What's going wrong around here that needs mayoral attention? Update 1/17/13 8:45 p.m.: I should clarify—Residents of Southwest Minneapolis, like other privileged parts of the world, …
Sunday, January 13, 2013
A handy scorecard of who's in the race to replace Mayor RT Rybak, so far.
Friday, January 11, 2013
No Republican has won the office since 1957.
A Republican thinks he has a shot at winning the Minneapolis mayoral race. Friday, Fulton resident Cam Winton tossed his hat into an increasingly crowded ring that already features two sitting City Council members and other prominent community members in an interview with the Southwest Journal. "I am a Republican and I am happy to speak to people about the principles of private enterprise and personal responsibility that lead me to be a Republican,” he told the Journal. “At the same time I work in the wind power industry and support marriage equality.” Winton could face a challenge in raising enough money to make his message of private enterprise and making "hard choices about what we can afford as a city." As Patch reported during the …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Mayor's decision triggers potential domino chain in city races.
Thursday afternoon, Minneapolis Mayor RT Rybak formally announced he will not be seeking a fourth term, while declaring an ambitious agenda for his last year in office. “We will sprint across the finish line,” Rybak said in a statement emailed to reporters, “So fasten your seatbelts. This lame duck isn’t quacking yet.” Rybak's decision sets off a domino chain in city politics, freeing up several local greats to run for the city's top spot. Before Christmas, both City Council Member Betsy Hodges (Ward 13) and Minneapolis school board member Hussein Samatar (District 3) said they would run for mayor if Rybak didn't. Council Member Gary Schiff (Ward 9) had declared he would run regardless of Rybak's decision. Matt Perry, head of the Nicollet-…
The three-term mayor of Minneapolis announced Thursday that "it was one of the most difficult decisions I've had to make."
Thursday, December 27, 2012
After 12 years as the mayor of Minneapolis, RT Rybak is stepping down at the end of his term. "Whether or not I'm working as mayor, I'm going to be working for Minneapolis. And I want to assure people that I'm going to stay very involved in keeping Minneapolis moving in the right direction," Rybak said. The Star Tribune reported that there are at least four contenders vying for the now open seat.