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Election 2015: Endorsements

November 2nd, 2015 (06:33 pm)

These are only for St. Paul, because as far as I was able to determine, there are no elections in Minneapolis tomorrow.

The St. Paul City Council seats are voted on with Instant Runoff/Ranked Choice, which means you can rank your top preferences. I didn't find any races that I thought were likely to be competitive beyond two people, though. The school board is a "pick four" race, but it's not ranked choice, so you just vote for the four candidates you like the most and can't rank them.

The race I feel the most fundamentally undecided about, not surprisingly, is Ward Two (the open seat). I like both Rebecca Noecker and Darren Tobolt quite a bit. Rebecca e-mailed me back about police body cameras (she's for them) and Darren didn't, so I'm going with Rebecca, but if you read my analysis of them and decided on Darren, I'm happy to have been of service.

Dai Thao

1. Rebecca Noecker
2. Darren Tobolt

Chris Tolbert (uncontested)

Russ Stark

Amy Brendemoen

Dan Bostrom

Jane Prince (uncontested)

Mary Vanderwert
Zuki Ellis
Steve Marchese
Jon Schumacher

Don't forget to vote tomorrow, and one of my friends was very startled to find out last week that her polling place had moved, so it's probably not a bad idea to check yours right now. The polling place finder is here: http://pollfinder.sos.state.mn.us/ and you can also see your sample ballot.


Posted by: Larry Sanderson (lsanderson)
Posted at: November 3rd, 2015 03:48 am (UTC)

Minneapolis has no election tomorrow, although areas around Minneapolis may. Anoka, for example...

Posted by: Naomi (naomikritzer)
Posted at: November 3rd, 2015 03:57 am (UTC)
Re: Mpls

Yeah, but that's okay; I never write about Anoka.

Posted by: Missy (pen_grunt)
Posted at: November 3rd, 2015 03:00 pm (UTC)

I'm seventh ward so... my ballot is pretty sparse. I very much appreciated your school board run-down!

Posted by: samll (samll)
Posted at: November 3rd, 2015 07:55 pm (UTC)
Thanks again for your election analysis!

I'm continuing my now second annual tradition of reading your blog for local election analysis and then buying one of your books as thanks. Looks like I can keep it up for at least three more years!

Enjoyed Fires of the Faithful, looking forward to Turning the Storm... and appreciate all your discussion of these elections!

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