Alondra Cano is running against five other candidates in the 9th ward. She was born in Mexico and came to the U.S. with her family at age 10. Cano has worked in the office of City Council Member Robert Lilligren, and has the DFL endorsement. She talked with KFAI’s Janis Lane-Ewart, who asked about the most important issues facing the city. Cano put educational disparities at the top of her list
Charles Curtis grew up in Ward 9 and became an attorney who practices employment law. The has attended The Blake School, the University of Montana in Missoula, Temple University in Philadelphia, and State University of New York at Buffalo to specialize in Criminal Law. Each candidate was allowed to choose a party designation or principle to appear alongside their name on the ballot. In Charles Curtis’case he chose the words “Politics with Principle”.
KFAI’s Cynthia Montana asked Curtis why he wants to be on the City Council.
Ward 9 candidate Pat Fleetham describes himself as a dedicated community service volunteer. In addition to his involvement with the family business, Fleetham Furniture, he says he was born in Minneapolis, lives in South Minneapolis, and takes community involvement very seriously. Fleetham talked with KFAI’s Cynthia Montana about his city council candidacy.
Ty Moore has spent eighteen years in various roles organizing for social justice. He has organized a coalition to challenge the planned closure of North High, and mobilized activists to stop home foreclosures in Ward 9.
Each candidate was allowed to choose a party designation or principle to appear alongside their name on the ballot. In Ty Moore’s case he chose the words “Socialist Alternative”.
KFAI’s Cynthia Montana asked Moore why he wants to be on the City Council.
Minneapolis business owner Abdi Abdulle attended Washburn High School, Minneapolis Community and Technical College and the University of Minnesota. He has joined community task forces on violence prevention, and has worked as volunteer for Project for Pride in Living and Lutheran Social Services.
Abdulle told KFAI’s Cynthia Montana why he’s running for the Ward 9 City Council seat.