Election News

Aug 12, 2013    |    Mayor
A man named Captain Jack Sparrow filed paperwork to run for Minneapolis mayor today.Yes, that’s his legal name. No, he’s not Johnny Depp.David Viebahn changed his name a year ago, following his arrest for trespassing when he and others tried to deliver a petition to the CEO of US Bank. He was part...
Aug 12, 2013
Jim Thomas has dropped out of the mayor's race and decided to back Mark Andrew's campaign, citing his commitment to improving the quality of educational opportunities for youth in the city.Thomas, profiled by the Journals earlier this year after he launched his campaign in April, has been a...
Aug 08, 2013    |    Mayor
For Doug Mann’s mayoral campaign, the most important date looming on the calendar isn’t a debate or rally, it’s a hearing.The long-shot Green Party candidate aims to get a question on the November ballot seeking voter approval for the use of city funds on a new Vikings stadium — just as the city...
Aug 06, 2013
Betsy Hodges today outlined a series of approaches she would take as mayor to deal with problematic Minneapolis police officers.The City Councilwoman’s comments come after two recent incidents in which off-duty Minneapolis cops allegedly made racially charged comments and got into altercations with...
Aug 05, 2013
Surrounded by the girls softball team he coaches, longtime Park Board Commissioner Bob Fine announced today he is entering the race to become mayor of Minneapolis.Fine, 64, has lived in the Linden Hills neighborhood his whole life. Along with five terms on the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board...
Jul 30, 2013
Dan Cohen bristles at the notion that just because he hasn’t won an election since 1967 he’s out of touch with Minneapolis issues.“I’m back in City Hall,” Cohen says. “I’ve been back for four years. I’m on the Planning Commission. I’m on the Charter Commission. Those are very active city agencies.”...
Jul 30, 2013
Once again, perennial candidate Dick Franson was the first person in line at City Hall to file to run for office in the 2013 Minneapolis elections. Franson was an hour early for the 8 a.m. opening of the city clerk’s window. Second in line was Gregg Iverson, who showed up a half hour later.“In...
Jul 29, 2013
Mark Andrew kicked off a 100-day campaign tour of 81 city neighborhoods today, saying he wants to add 100,000 residents to the city as mayor.He also called a controversial resolution to have the city run its own energy utility “reckless” and said his opponent doesn’t have the private sector...
Jul 25, 2013
Predicting a deadlock between Minneapolis and St. Louis Park will doom the Southwest Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, mayoral Candidate Cam Winton on July 25 called for reconsideration of an alternate route down the Midtown Greenway and Nicollet Avenue.The so-called 3C alignment was discarded...

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