Election News

Nov 19, 2013
When Betsy Hodges is sworn in at City Hall in early January, she will become the 47th mayor of Minneapolis and the second women in the city’s history to hold the office.Across Minnesota, only about 15 percent of the cities are led by women mayors, said Meagan Bachmayer, director of marketing and...
Nov 06, 2013
Linea Palmisano's first order of business as Council Member-elect: she joined Twitter."Thank you to the voters of the 13th Ward for trusting me to represent you in the next four years!" she tweeted.With more than 10,000 votes cast in the 13th Ward race, the margin between Palmisano and candidate...
Nov 06, 2013
When Betsy Hodges officially becomes mayor Jan. 2, she will take the reins of City Hall along with a City Council featuring a majority of new members.Coalition building will be a priority as she works to advance the agenda she promoted on the campaign trail, which includes tackling the city’s...
Nov 06, 2013
Incumbents dominated the 2013 Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board election.In districts 1-6, every commissioner that decided to run for re-election won. John Erwin and Annie Young, the two at-large incumbents running, were the top vote-getters out of all at-large candidates and are likely to be...
Nov 05, 2013    |    City Council
THE WEDGE — First-time candidate Lisa Bender scored a decisive win in the Ward 10 City Council race, ousting incumbent Meg Tuthill after her first term in office.Unofficial totals showed Bender received 3,704 first-choice votes (64 percent), while Tuthill was the first choice on 1,732 ballots (30...
Nov 04, 2013
We've seen a little bit of everything these final days covering the campaign trail.Couple of the biggest surprises: a Saran-wrapped Stephanie Woodruff in a video promoting her campaign for a more transparent Minneapolis government and Park Board Commissioner Bob Fine removing clothing last week at...
Nov 01, 2013
With Election Day just four days away, Mayor R.T. Rybak shared three pointers for voters today on his blog.He urged people to rank their vote, follow the money pouring into the race, and be skeptical of campaign literature from the Minneapolis firefighters union."This will be an exciting weekend as...
Nov 01, 2013
Ishmael Israel, one of 10 at-large Park Board candidates, admitted this week that he was convicted of felony assault in the mid-1990s and served 17 months in prison.Israel, who changed his name from Sean Kory Brunswick after being released from prison, was also convicted of felony check forgery in...
Oct 31, 2013
Mayoral candidate Betsy Hodges turned up the heat in the mayor's race at a rally before supporters at 612 Brew in Northeast earlier today with some sharp criticism targeted toward Mark Andrew, her main rival. "We are not one Minneapolis when the candidate for mayor with the biggest war chest...

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