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.


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Archive | 2013 Voter Guide

Podcast #41 – Improving Minneapolis with Mayoral Candidate Cam Winton

The podcast this week is a conversation with Cam Winton, who is running for Mayor of Minneapolis. As you’re probably aware, incumbent three-term mayor R.T. Rybak is not running for re-election, and the race this year is a wide open contest. Can Winton, a wind power entrepreneur from Southwest Minneapolis, has been running one of […]

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Podcast #40 – Saint Paul’s Ward 1 with Noel Nix

The podcast this week is a conversation with Noel Nix, who is running for the open Ward One  City Council seat in Saint Paul. The race came as a bit of a surprise when incumbent Melvin Carter resigned from the job half-way through his term, and a lot of candidates have declared their interest in […]

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Podcast #38 – Saint Paul’s Ward 1 with City Council Candidate Matt Hill

The podcast this week is a conversation with Matt Hill, who is one of the many people running for the open Ward One  City Council seat in Saint Paul. The race came as a bit of a surprise when incumbent Melvin Carter resigned from the job half-way through his term, and a lot of candidates […]

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Streets.mn Voter Guide – Mark Andrew

Our second Minneapolis mayoral candidate to submit their answers to the Streets.mn Voter Guide is Mark Andrew. 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? One of the most urgent issues facing […]

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Streets.mn Voter Guide – Jackie Cherryhomes

Our first Minneapolis mayoral candidate to submit their Streets.mn Voter Guide questionnaire is Jackie Cherryhomes. 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? Transportation is central to economic growth in our city. […]

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Streets.mn Voter Guide – Chris Lautenschlager, Ward 12

Our latest (11th) response to the Streets.mn Voter Guide is from Chris Lautenschlager, candidate in Ward 12, which includes south Minneapolis on either side of Hiawatha Avenue. 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 […]

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Podcast #33 – Minneapolis Ward 4 with City Council Candidate Kris Brogan

The podcast this week is another in our string of city council candidates, a conversation with Kris Brogan, who is running for city council in minneapolis’s Ward  4. The fourth ward covers the top of north Minneapolis, along the northern border of the city before it turns into robbinsdale and Brooklyn Center. Kris Brogan was […]

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Podcast #31 – Minneapolis Ward 13 with City Council Candidate Linea Palmisano

The podcast this week is another in our string of city council candidates interviews, a conversation with Linea Palmisano, who is running for City Council in Minneapolis’s Ward 13. Ward 13 is made up of the neighborhoods in the South West corner of the city, on the far side of Lake Harriet to the Richfield […]

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Podcast #30 – Minneapolis Ward 9 with City Council Candidate Tim Springer

The podcast this week is a conversation with Tim Springer, who is running for city council minneapolis’s Ward 9, which covers the East Phillips and Powderhorn neighborhoods in South Minneapolis. Tim was the head of the Midtown Greenway for 19 years, and is a property owner and bicycle consultant in Ward 9. He’s running for […]

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Streets.mn Voter Guide Word Cloud

In the past week Streets.mn posted eleven (and counting) candidate responses to our Voter Guide. Read the responses to the Streets.mn Voter Guide here. For your interest, we created word clouds for each response, and they are posted below. Enjoy! Lisa Bender   Ken Bradley   Elizabeth Glidden   Lisa Goodman   Diane Hofstede   […]

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