Easy answer to which Park Board commissioners are seeking reelection

Wondering which Southwest representatives to the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board will be seeking reelection this fall? The answer is simple: everyone.

Mary Merrill Anderson, citywide: The board’s vice president, Merrill Anderson was first elected to the board in 2005. She has a history with the parks system that dates back to the early 1970s. She previously served as Park Board superintendent.

Bob Fine, District 6: If he wins reelection, it would be Fine’s third term representing Southwest. He also served one term as a citywide commissioner.

Tracy Nordstrom, District 4: After one term on the board, Nordstrom says she’s not ready to give up her seat. “I have come to really love the job,” she said. “As all politicians say, there is still work to be done.”

Tom Nordyke, citywide: The Cedar-Isles-Dean resident is seeking his second term on the board. He currently is serving his second year as the board’s president.

Annie Young, citywide: Young is seeking her sixth term on the board. A community organizer by profession, she has been a strong voice for all things green.