Here’s a roundup of all my posts about the primaries! Don’t forget to vote tomorrow!
Governor: Tim Walz
Attorney General: Keith Ellison
Secretary of State: Steve Simon
US House 04: Betty McCollum
US House 05: Ilhan Omar, and please, please, please do not make me endorse Don Samuels in the general because I’ll do it if I have to (I would endorse three squirrels in a trench coat carrying a DFL sign before I’d suggest sending a Republican to congress) but I would really prefer Ilhan.
Minneapolis School Board At-Large: Kerryjo Felder and Sonya Emerick in the primary, may opt differently in the general as I also like Collin Beachy.
Minneapolis School Board District 5: Laurelle Myhra in the primary, may opt differently in the general as I also like Lori Norvell.
Hennepin County Attorney: Mary Moriarty
Hennepin County Sheriff: Dawanna Witt
Ramsey County Board of Commissioners District 5: Rafael Ortega
Ramsey County Board of Commissioners District 6: Mai Chong Xiong
Senate District 62: Shaun Laden
Senate District 63: Zaynab Mohamed
Senate District 65: Undecided. (Sheigh Freeberg / Sandy Pappas)
House District 62A: Aisha Gomez
House District 62B: Hodan Hassan
House District 65B: María Isa Pérez-Hedges
House District 66A: Leigh Finke
House District 67A: Liz Lee
In addition to writing political commentary, I write science fiction and fantasy. My book that came out in April 2021, Chaos on CatNet, takes place in a future Minneapolis. It’s a sequel to Catfishing on CatNet and signed copies of both books are usually available from Dreamhaven. You will also be able to get them from Uncle Hugo’s when it reopens at 2716 E 31st St! (and maybe by mail order now? I’m not sure how much mail order Don is doing while getting ready to re-open.)
I do not have a Patreon or Ko-Fi, but you can make a donation to encourage my work! I get a lot of satisfaction watching fundraisers I highlight getting funded (or, in the case of the Movement Voter fundraiser, continuing to raise money past their goal). I explained back in May why I’m fundraising for the Movement Voter PAC and that fundraiser is still active. (Also, I owe some embarrassing readings of my juvenalia to the Internet.)
I also went looking and found two DonorsChoose fundraisers for classrooms at Bethune Community School in North Minneapolis: math manipulatives for pre-K students (this is such a good idea) and a nice book organizer for a first-grade classroom where the shelving is coming apart. If you’re coming to this late and those are funded, here’s a project from a teacher at Lucy Craft Laney to buy iPads and Osmo stations to offer online learning games to her students.