A quick reminder to those who don’t know this: I actually live in St. Paul (I lived in Minneapolis for 17 years, and started election blogging when I still lived in Minneapolis, but I moved across the river in 2012.) These are the people I would be voting for — I don’t actually vote for any of them.
- Betsy Hodges
- Raymond Dehn
- Nekima Levy-Pounds
All my posts on the Minneapolis Mayoral race.
- Jillia Pessenda
- Kevin Reich
Cam Gordon is running unopposed.
- Steve Fletcher
- Samantha Pree-Simpson
- Tim Bildsoe
- Phillipe Cunninghamd
- Stephanie Gasca
- Jeremiah Ellison
- Raeisha (RA) Williams
- Mohamud Noor
- Janne Flisrand
- Teqen Zea-Aida
- Andrea Jenkins
- Gary Schiff
- Mohamed Farah
- Lisa Bender
- Erica Mauter
- Jeremy Schroeder
I’ll add to this one — whichever you rank first, you should definitely rank the other second. They’re both awesome.
- Andrew Johnson
- Linea Palmisano
BOARD OF ESTIMATE AND TAXATION
- Carol Becker
- David Wheeler
BET analysis here. (Carol and David are unopposed on the ballot.)
PARK AND RECREATION COMMISSIONERS AT-LARGE
- Latrisha Vetaw
- Devin Hogan
- Londel French
(Note: there are three open seats, but order matters.)
Park Board At-Large Race analysis here. All Park Board posts (including my analysis of the Political Cycle of Life) here.
PARK AND RECREATION COMMISSIONERS, DISTRICT SEATS
- Chris Meyer
- Billy Menz
Park Board District 1 analysis here.
- Kale Severson
- Mike “Talley” Tate
Park Board District 2 analysis here.
- AK Hassan
- Abdi Gurhan Mohamed
Park Board District 3 analysis here.
- Jono Cowgill
- Tom Nordyke
Park Board District 4 analysis here.
- Steffanie Musich
- Bill Shroyer
Park Board District 5 analysis here.
- Brad Bourn
Park Board District 6 analysis here.
And, hey, was my analysis useful to you this year? Are you thinking to yourself, “wow, I wish this fine person had a Patreon link”? I do not have a Patreon link, but you could buy a copy of my latest book (a short story collection) or one of my two ebook-only collections (Comrade Grandmother or Gift of the Winter King). Or! For a limited time only (the next month), you can donate to my fundraiser for the Bridge For Youth!(Because it’s specifically my fundraiser I can see how much my fans have donated,which is pretty awesome.) The Bridge for Youth is a Twin Cities non-profit that provides counseling, support, shelter, and services (including long-term transitional services) to homeless teens (and even younger children — their shelter houses kids as young as ten.)
Thanks for reading, and don’t forget to vote tomorrow!
You left off Park Board District 6
Arghhhhhhhhhhhhhh gimme a minute I’ll fix it
Fixed. THANK YOU.
I’m off to vote soon. Thanks for all the info and analysis in what has to be the most hotly contested city elections I’ve seen in a long time.
Thank you! I voted feeling informed and it didn’t require hours of research. I’m sure it was hours of research and writing for you. Now I can’t wait to read your book!
Thank you for your thoughtful and objective analysis of all the candidates. I am not good at following local politics but I feel like I have a trusted source to catch me up on things now that I found you! Thank you!!
Thank you so much for all of your hard work, insight, and analysis! You’ve been an invaluable, go-to source that’s helped me make sense of local elections.