Minneapolis will elect a new mayor this coming Fall, and voters will see 35 names on the ballot. Some have run for office before to offer ideas that are far from what would be considered mainstream political thought. One such candidate is John Wilson, who talked with KFAI’s Joshua Lowenhagen.
Kurtis Hanna is known for his activism on the issue of drug policy through the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.
Hanna talked with KFAI’s Dale Connelly, and described five areas where he would concentrate his energies if elected mayor.
Cam Winton is one of the 35 candidates for Mayor of Minneapolis. Like all the candidates, when Winton filed for office, he was allowed to choose three words to appear on the ballot alongside his name. For Winton, those words are Independent, Responsible, and Inclusive. He told KFAI’s Janis Lane-Ewart why he chose those words.
Merrill Anderson has run a public relations business and a driving school. He ran for the state legislature and the city council in Minneapolis back in the ‘60’s, and now in his 70’s, has returned to politics.
Merrill Anderson talked with KFAI’s Cynthia Montana and told her why he wants to be mayor.
Jaymie Kelly has been in the news as a person whose home is in foreclosure, and she’s working with the Occupy Homes organization to try to hang on to her property in the Powderhorn neighborhood of Minneapolis. Recently, Occupy Homes sponsored a rally at Jaymie’s house to express support for her in defiance of JP Morgan Chase Bank, and to endorse the idea of a so-called “Eviction Free Zone” in south Minneapolis.
Kelly stopped by KFAI and talked to Cynthia Montana, who wanted to know why Kelly is running for mayor.
Jeffrey Wagner has created a stir with a You Tube video that depicts him walking out of a Minneapolis lake to challenge the status quo.
Wagner stopped by the KFAI studios and talked to Aaron Westendorp, who asked the candidate why he wants to be mayor.
Former City Council Member Jackie Cherryhomes represented the city’s 5th ward for 12 years and spent 8 years as city council president. She stopped by KFAI and talked with Kirk Mattson, who asked her if she thinks the city’s police department needs more discipline and oversight.
Gregg Iverson describes himself as a retired MN DOT employee who has been in public service his entire life. He served in Viet Nam and taught school. He talked with KFAI’s Dale Connelly, who asked Iverson why he wants to be Mayor of Minneapolis.