Election 2022: Hennepin County Commissioner, District 3

There are a number of contested County Commissioner races in both Ramsey County and Hennepin County this year. This is a Hennepin County post.

There are two candidates on the ballot:

Marion Greene (Incumbent, DFL-endorsed)
Ashley Boldin

Marion Greene has been on the Hennepin County Board since 2014. She was unopposed for endorsement at the DFL convention this spring and sailed through (and has endorsed Mary Moriarty, I saw when I went looking for whether she’d had any challengers for endorsement). Her accomplishments page is impressive. Ashley Boldin uses a lot of buzzwords, has no endorsements that I could find, and hasn’t posted on her social media since early September.

I would vote for Marion Greene.

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3 thoughts on “Election 2022: Hennepin County Commissioner, District 3

  1. Memo to self: Ashley Boldin argues against housing first in favor of “stability first” while defending tearing down encampments. She’s a Martha supporter, a giggly Elon fan, and an antivaxxer (“The actual COVID symptoms itself was just losing my sense of smell and having a dry cough with no phlegm. What people describe now as getting sick with COVID with all of these vaccines and boosters seems worse than what I experienced with COVID before vaccine.”) Her tweets about homelessness make it clear that she’s convinced she knows more about this topic than any other person who has ever lived.

    • omg AND she’s one of those “how DARE you erase women” people when someone talks about birthing people. Also her “I KNOW MORE THAN ANYONE EVER” attitude is pretty … broadly based. “If you have to ask after I point you to the data source, you obviously aren’t a data professional. I’m not doing your homework for you. I’m a data professional – and more specifically – a HEALTHCARE data professional. You are dead wrong on everything you say. Educate yourself.” (To someone pointing out, correctly, that a report on maternal mortality is going to include trans men and nonbinary people. Also GIRLS.)

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