2017 City Council Candidate Q&A

The City Council makes important decisions about our city from a $15 minimum wage to funding for the police. In 2017, all 13 City Council seats and the mayor are up for election -- and we have an opportunity to elect candidates who will transform our city into one of the most boldly progressive in the country and win real gains for our communities. This year, NOC plans to make our first ever endorsements in Minneapolis city council races.

One of the most important ways to have your voice heard in the 2017 election is to caucus April 4. A caucus is the first step in Minnesota's political process that political parties use to endorse candidates for public office, determine a slate of issues of importance, and bring democracy to action. In the 2017 Minneapolis elections, this is an opportunity to elect progressive candidates for city council and mayor who reflect our communities and our priorities. To learn more about the caucus process, come to our next caucus training on Saturday, March 18. Scroll to the bottom of this page to find your ward and caucus location.

We began our endorsement process with North Minneapolis candidates, starting with a forum on February 16. You can watch video from that forum here.

Then, check out completed candidate questionnaires here. We'll update this page with responses from candidates throughout the city.

Ward 4: Phillipe Cunningham, Stephanie Gasca, Marcus Harcus, Barb Johnson, and Phillip Murphy

Ward 5: Jeremiah Ellison, Raeisha Williams, and Blong Yang

 

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