Killian announces endorsements in Ward 10 race

Kendal Killian today became the first Ward 10 City Council candidate to announce endorsements for his campaign.

Among Killian’s supporters are State sens. Jeff Hayden (DFL-62) and Patricia Torres Ray (DFL-63), Rep. Karen Clark (DFL-62A), Park Board Commissioner Brad Bourn and Metropolitan Council Member Adam Duininck, according to a campaign press release.

“Kendal and I have worked together for years, engaging young people and non-traditional constituencies in our city,” Hayden said in the press release. “By deliberately reaching out and bringing everyone to the table, Kendal will be a leader in closing the real equity gaps we face in Minneapolis. He knows how to get things done.”

Except for Torres Ray, all of Killian’s endorsements represent at least portions of Ward 10, which is made up of the neighborhoods surrounding Uptown. Hayden is the deputy majority leader in the Minnesota Senate. 

The Ward 10 DFL convention is scheduled for April 27. The candidates will also square off for a forum at 7 p.m. on March 12 at First Universalist Church, 34th and Dupont.

Killians opponents, incumbent Meg Tuthill, Lisa Bender, Ken Bradley and Nate Griggs, have not yet announced endorsements.