2017 Voter Guide


Minneapolis

In 2017, Minneapolis residents will vote for Mayor and City Council (Wards 1 through 13). The filing deadline for candidates who wish to run in this election is August 15, 2017. Minneapolis uses ranked choice voting, eliminating the need for primaries, but will be holding precinct caucuses.

St. Paul

The City of St. Paul is holding a mayoral election in 2017. The filing deadline for candidates who wish to run in this election is August 15, 2017. Incumbent Mayor Chris Coleman is not running for re-election.

Candidate Questionnaires

The streets.mn board and editorial team developed a short series of questions related to transportation and land use designed to give voters more information and expand the conversation about these topics. Surveys were sent to all the candidates we could find, and responses will be posted as they are received.

Podcasts of interviews with council or mayoral candidates will also be listed below. If you're a candidate, and would like to be interviewed, please contact us.


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Archive | 2017 Voter Guide

Voter Guides for 2017 city races in Minneapolis and St. Paul

streets.mn Voter Guide – Saint Paul Mayoral Candidate Trahern Crews

Here is the latest in our Saint Paul mayoral candidate questionnaire. These responses are from Trahern Crews.  1. How do you get around in Saint Paul? Bike, Walk, Bus & Train. 2. In your opinion, what is Saint Paul’s greatest transportation challenge? How would you plan to address it while in office? Traffic congestion, the […]

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Unpacking Raymond Dehn’s Housing Platform

Minneapolis mayoral candidate Raymond Dehn recently released a position paper on affordable housing. It’s by far the most detailed housing policy paper any mayoral candidate has released to date. From a high level perspective, here are a few of the key points: Affordable Housing Trust Fund Priority #1 for Dehn is increasing funding to the […]

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streets.mn Voter Guide – Saint Paul Mayoral Candidate Sharon Anderson

The filing deadline for Saint Paul mayoral candidates was August 15. Four more candidates filed on August 15 and we sent our questionnaire to the three with email addresses available on the Secretary of State’s website. The newest candidates to enter the race are Greg Copeland, Trahern Crews, and Sharon Anderson. Banabas Joshua Y’Shua is […]

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streets.mn Voter Guide – Saint Paul Mayoral Candidate Pat Harris

Pat Harris is the latest of the Saint Paul mayoral candidates to return our joint questionnaire that was developed in partnership with the Saint Paul Bicycle Coalition and Transit for Livable Communities. We are still looking forward to responses from candidates Tom Goldstein and Tim Holden. 1. How do you get around in Saint Paul? With […]

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Podcast #103: Minneapolis Ward 7 with Janne Flisrand

The podcast this week is a conversation with Janne Flisrand. In addition to being a housing policy consultant and the vice-chair of streets.mn, Janne Flisrand is running for City Council in Minneapolis’ Ward 7, a neighborhood around uptown, Lake of the Isles, downtown, Loring Park, and Bryn Mawr. We sat down the other day to […]

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streets.mn Vote Guide – Saint Paul Mayoral Candidate Melvin Carter

Melvin Carter is the latest of the Saint Paul mayoral candidates to return our joint questionnaire that was developed in partnership with the Saint Paul Bicycle Coalition and Transit for Livable Communities. We are still looking forward to responses from candidates Pat Harris, Tom Goldstein, and Tim Holden. 1. How do you get around in Saint […]

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streets.mn Voter Guide – Dai Thao

We were pleased to receive responses to our Saint Paul mayoral questionnaire from Dai Thao on the eve of the city convention. 1. How do you get around in Saint Paul? Driving, walking, light rail, and biking. 2. In your opinion, what is Saint Paul’s greatest transportation challenge? How would you plan to address it […]

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streets.mn Voter Guide – Minneapolis Mayoral Candidate Jacob Frey

The streets.mn board and editorial team developed a short series of questions for Minneapolis mayoral candidates related to transportation and land use designed to give voters more information and expand the conversation about these topics. Surveys were sent to all candidates and responses will be posted as they are received.  Here are Jacob Frey’s responses: […]

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streets.mn Voter Guide – Elizabeth Dickinson

The first Saint Paul mayoral candidate to submit a response to our questionnaire is Elizabeth Dickinson.  1. How do you get around in Saint Paul? I get around by walking, biking, driving a Prius, and by using light rail and bus. 2. In your opinion, what is Saint Paul’s greatest transportation challenge? How would you […]

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streets.mn Voter Guide – Captain Jack Sparrow

The first mayoral candidate to submit responses to our survey is Captain Jack Sparrow What do you believe is the most significant land use and/or transportation issue facing Minneapolis in the next 5 years and how do you hope to address it in office? I think that spending on the Southwest Light Rail project is […]

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