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 – 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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Podcast #99: Minneapolis Ward 1 with City Council Candidate Jillia Pessenda

The podcast this week is a conversation with Jillia Pessenda, a community organizer who is running for city council representing Minneapolis’ Ward 1 in the northeast corner of the city. We sat down a few weeks ago at Maya Cuisine on Central Avenue to chat about her background and her campaign, affordable housing in Minneapolis, […]

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Podcast #98: Minneapolis Ward 11 with City Council Candidate Jeremy Schroeder

The podcast this week is a conversation with Jeremy Schroeder, a director of a non-profit focused on affordable housing. Schroeder is running for City Council in Ward 11, on the city border in South Minneapolis. We sat down a few months ago at the Wild Mind Ales brewery to talk about his background, the Twin […]

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Where the Minneapolis DFL Candidates Stand on Housing

It’s election season in the Twin Cities, and Minneapolis, among other cities, will elect City Council Members and a Mayor this year. While the general election isn’t until November, the city’s dominant Democratic Farmer-Labor party will begin its endorsement process next week. The party endorses through a caucus process, and their website has information on the location and […]

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