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Candidates face off in Wards 11 and 12 races; Gordon unopposed in Ward 2

Posted on 25 September 2017 by calvin

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Ward2_CamGordonCam Gordon (incumbent)
Gordon has lived in Minneapolis all his life and in or near the second ward since 1977 in the Cedar-Riverside, Longfellow, and Seward neighborhoods. He has owned a duplex in Seward since 1991 where he lives with his family. After getting his bachelor of science degree in education, Gordon went on to complete extensive graduate work in early childhood development and Montessori education.

Gordon aims to work effectively and cooperatively with a variety of people from different backgrounds while also maintaining his independence, holding true to his principles and never losing sight of the larger vision and ultimate goals.


Ward11_ErikaMauterErica Mauter – DFL
Mauter grew up in Detroit and has lived in Minneapolis since college. She earned her BSE in chemical engineering, University of Michigan. Volunteer activity includes: City of Minneapolis Capital Long-Range Improvements Committee (CLIC), American Civic Forum Board of Directors, Headwaters Foundation for Justice Board of Directors, Minnesota Fringe Festival, Open Arms of Minnesota, and Election Judge.

“I know what the effects of disinvestment look like and I believe that Minneapolis should be accessible and affordable for all its residents,” she said.


Ward11_JohnQuincyJohn Quincy (incumbent) – DFL
Quincy has lived in Minneapolis since 1994. Before his 2009 election to the city council, Quincy was a marketing services consultant.

“I have delivered on the issues of affordable housing finance and development, worked to end homelessness—one person at a time, advocated for robust multi-modal transit options, increased support for bicyclists as well as pedestrians, championed our move to single-sort and organics recycling, and been involved in leading many green and open space initiatives,” said Quincy. “I will continue to fight for investments in our roads, parks, bike trails, recycling programs, and our efforts to address airplane noise.”

Ward11_JeremySchroederJeremy Schroeder – DFL
Schroeder currently works as the Policy Director for the Minnesota Housing Partnership. Other experience includes: Executive Director for Common Cause Minnesota; National Strategy Counsel for National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty; Executive Director for Illinois Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty; Deputy Legislative and Policy Director, for Service Employees International Union, Healthcare Illinois and Indiana; and Board of Directors for Amnesty International USA.

“I believe government can and should be a force for good, but we need bold and proactive leadership to capture that potential,” said Schroeder. “I have a long track record of bringing together people on different sides of an issue, and creating consensus despite deep divides.”


Ward12_andrew-johnsonAndrew Johnson (incumbent) – DFL
A Longfellow resident, Johnson formerly served as the president of the Longfellow Community Council.

Among his accomplishments, Johnson lists: Providing excellent constituent service and being accessible, transparent, and responsive; establishing a Small Business Office and cutting red tape by eliminating more than three-dozen ordinances; securing paid sick leave for over 100,000 workers and paid parental leave for nearly 4,000 city employees; saving taxpayers $3 million a year by leading the effort to break-up the largest city contract and voting against more spending than any other council member; leading efforts to increase the number of firefighters, reduce 911 wait times, and secure more investigative resources for the police department; leading to unprecedented transparency by authoring the Open Data Policy, launching a portal, and getting council videos permanently online; and helping mentor and elect the nation’s first Somali American legislator, Ilhan Omar.

Ward12_williamjaegerWill Jaeger – Independent
On his website, Jaeger lists energy independence, transit equality, affordable housing, healthcare at the community level, responsible spending, and public education as issues he’s concerned about.

On health care at the community level, Jaeger says that “The city should step up and speak up for health care needs specific to our communities. Working closely and diligently with county and state health care programs is essential to this huge need.”

On energy independence, Jaeger believes “that Minneapolis should continue to take steps towards creating an energy independent future for Minneapolis. There is no time like the present for this mission.”

Harrison Bullard – Independent Health Labor
While Bullard has filed for the Ward 12 seat, his campaign website is not currently active.

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