2013 Minneapolis Voter Guide


In 2013, all Minneapolis city council seats and the mayor are up for election. The streets.mn board 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 are also listed below. If you're a candidate, and would like to be interviewed, please contact us.


Streets.mn is non-partisan and does not endorse candidates as an organization.



Archive | 2013 Voter Guide

Minneapolis Mayoral Forum on Future of Transportation [COMPLETE VIDEO]

Sorry about the delay, but the complete, uncut, professionally-produced video of our Streets.mn Mayoral Transportation Forum (co-hosted with the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition, UrbanMSP, ITSO, and MUSSA) is up and available on youtube. If you’re still wondering about who to vote for on Tuesday, you might spend a few minutes and watch five candidates answer some […]

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Streets.mn Voter Guide – Dan Cohen

Our latest Streets.mn Voter Guide response is from mayoral candidate Dan Cohen. Rather than answer our questions sequentially, Mr. Cohen has submitted his responses by topic. 1. Transit. a. SWLT [Southwest Light Rail]. The governor’s call for a 90 day hiatus puts the decision on hold. We have to get thorough groundwater analysis before we […]

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Podcast #47 – Minneapolis Mayoral Forum on the Future of Transportion

The podcast this week is a special one, a recording of the recent Minneapolis Mayoral Forum co-sponsored by Streets.mn, Urban MSP, the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition, and a few different student groups from the University of Minnesota. It was held last Tuesday at the Humphrey School on the West Bank campus, and we were delighted to […]

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Streets.mn Voter Guide – Betsy Hodges

Our latest mayoral candidate to submit their answers to the Streets.mn Voter Guide is Betsy Hodges. 1. 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 if elected? The region is growing – and Minneapolis must […]

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WANTED: Questions for the Minneapolis Mayoral Transportation Forum

Next Tuesday evening, Streets.mn is co-sponsoring a forum for Mayoral candidates on the future of transportation in Minneapolis. We’re going to be covering all kinds of policy, from bicycles to equity to maintenance funding to parking requirements. If you’re around the U of MN campus on Tuesday night and care about our next mayor, come […]

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Podcast #46 – Minneapolis Ward 9 with City Council candidate Ty Moore

Sorry about the week off! The podcast this week is a conversation with Ty Moore, who is running for city council in Minneapolis’ ward 9. (FYI, I already interviewed now-ex-candidate Tim Springer about this ward.) Ty is a long-time community organizer who has been involved in Minneapolis Occupy Homes Movement and the Transit Riders Union […]

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Announcing the Minneapolis Mayoral Forum on the Future of Transportation

These days, you can just about pick any streetcorner in Minneapolis, throw a rock, and hit a Mayoral Forum. There are forums on beer, on placemaking, on architecture, on housing… (and those are just the ones that vaguely interest me). But that’s not stopping Streets.mn from helping to organize a forum of its own. In […]

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Podcast #45 – Saint Paul’s Ward 1 with City Council Candidate Johnny Howard

The podcast this week is a conversation with Johnny Howard, a long-time neighborhood organizer who is running for City Council in Saint Paul’s Ward 1. I’ve already interviewed two candidates for the open seat in Ward One on this podcast, but Johnny Howard is the only one who has experience running in this race, having […]

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Podcast #43 – A Vision for Minneapolis with Mayoral Candidate Mark Andrew

The podcast this week is a conversation with Mark Andrew, one of the leading candidates to replace R. T. Rybak as mayor of Minneapolis. Mark Andrew is a lifelong Minneapolis resident, former Hennepin county commissioner, owner of a S’Mores stand at the State Fair, and environmental entrepreneur for Greenmark, a consulting company. He also co-founded […]

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Podcast #42 – Minneapolis Ward 11 with City Council Candidate Matt Steele

The podcast this week is a conversation with Matt Steele, who recently filed to be a City Council candidate for Ward 11. Ward 11, currently represented by incumbent John Quincy, is the area in the southern part of the city, surrounding Lake Nokomis. Matt Steele is a long-time urbanist and technology consultant in the financial […]

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