CITY COUNCIL WARD 8 // voter’s guide 2009

Ward 8 covers most of Kingfield, plus neighborhoods east of Interstate 35W. Candidates for this City Council seat are:

Michael Cavlan:
Cavlan sees corruption on many levels at City Hall, and the council, he says, doesn’t represent the people of Minneapolis. He wants the council to face the people who caused the foreclosure crisis and not accept what he calls Police Department infractions.

Jeanine Estimé:
Estimé’s main campaign issues are education, health care, civil rights and dealing with the foreclosure crisis. She has several public safety priorities, which include tackling lurking head-on and opposing the use of alternative weapons such as rubber bullets.

Elizabeth Glidden: The one-term incumbent, a former civil rights lawyer, promises a focus on ensuring safe and livable neighborhoods, preventing further foreclosures and helping children succeed. Glidden wants to strengthen the Youth Congress and introduce a children’s report card.

Greg McDonald:
McDonald considers himself the community’s candidate, someone who is more interested in making fixes to his ward’s crime and image problems than the day-to-day big picture workings of City Hall. “We need to give people community pride,” he says.

David Regan: Regan filed as a Republican. He could not be reached for comment.