Consultant, community activist announces 11th Ward candidacy

John Quincy, a marketing services consultant and frequent community activist, is running for the 11th Ward City Council seat.

Quincy has actively campaigned for a number of issues. According to his website, he is a frequent volunteer for DFL candidates’ campaigns, and he was the campaign chairman for now-Minneapolis school board President Tom Madden. He is the treasurer for Kids Vote Minneapolis and non-profit aMaze.

Last fall, he actively campaigned for the schools referendum and was the campaign chairman for now-school board member Carla Bates.

He already has picked up the support of several well-known locals, including representatives Jean Wagenius (DFL-62B) and Jim Davnie (DFL-62A), Sen. Patricia Torres Ray (DFL-62) and Council Member Betsy Hodges (13th Ward). According to a newsletter, he also has the backing of the Association of Federal, State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 5.

Quincy is the first to announce a bid for the seat being vacated by two-term Council Member Scott Benson. He faces a potential opponent in Gregg Iverson, who has told the Southwest Journal he’s seriously considering a bid.
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