Editorial endorsements: Minneapolis Wards 12-13

  • Article by: Editorial Board , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 30, 2013 - 6:28 PM

Gisselman, Perry get the nod for two open Minneapolis seats.

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mavsvoteno12Oct. 30, 13 6:28 PM

"Given the alternatives," voters should trust the fiscally irresponsible guy who is endorsed by someone who is making money for the Star Tribune. I don't see a bias at all.. I will trust the man with strong stances who will not waver on them over a man who can't pay his own bills and has no firm grasp on policy.

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mavsvoteno12Oct. 30, 13 6:34 PM

Star Tribune endorses Reich, Tuthill, Quincy, and Johnson all who voted for the stadium deal. So why on earth is the only solid reason behind Gisselman's endorsement is his relationship with Colvin Roy? Oh.. because she also voted in favor of the stadium!

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local612Oct. 30, 13 6:45 PM

The guy with 17 thousand dollars of outstanding debt gets the nod as the fiscally responsible candidate who won't spend beyond core services? Explain that one to me. Because he DIDN'T declare bankruptcy?! What an empty and "Ill conceived" analysis by the star tribune.

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mplsdflrOct. 30, 13 7:01 PM

I read this and immediately did a comparison of Johnson and Gisselman's websites. Johnson provides details, a pathway for our city, and is active with our neighbors & works for our neighborhoods. Gisselman is vague and even admits to only seeing neighbors once a year ("I always tell my wife that it is too bad we only see many of our neighbors on National Night Out"). The Tribune's endorsement article was not convincing prompting me to look at the candidate's websites. Having done my own research now, I will be voting for Johnson.

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twincitizen1Oct. 30, 13 7:08 PM

The endorsements for Mayor, Park Board, Wards 1-9, and the city charter modernization (Vote Yes!) were all spot on. I don't know what happened, but I can't agree with the endorsements for Wards 10, 11, 12, and 13. Lisa Bender, Matt Steele, Andrew Johnson, and Linea Palmisano would all bring an exciting breath of fresh air (and youth) to the City Council.

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lhqueenOct. 30, 13 9:10 PM

The Strib hit the nail on the head with the Perry endorsement. He is the only candidate in the race who will be ready to "quickly grasp the city’s levers of power and would know what to do with them". With potentially 7 new council members we need to elect people who know what they're doing but aren't beholden to special interest groups.

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maryjohannaOct. 30, 13 9:18 PM

I was a delegate to the 13th Ward DFL convention and heard Perry pledge to respect the endorsement. To me, the fact he decided to run anyway a very short time after making that pledge to the delegates makes me question his honesty and integrity. Honesty and integrity are two important qualifications for elective office.

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mc_mccartneyOct. 30, 13 9:33 PM

I was so happy to hear that Matt Perry was running after the convention. I don't think that a mere handful of party insiders should get to 'appoint' the city council - let the voters decide! Matt will be a fresh set of eyes to City Hall and ready to work for us on Day 1.

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tomwaits4no1Oct. 30, 13 9:43 PM

In your Ward 12 endorsement I must say I've never seen a less glowing endorsement. Between Lautenschlager, Johnson and Gisselman it seems as though you just settled on one. What a track record of fiscal responsibility. I'll be going with Lautenschlager and Johnson, in that order.

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maddyinmplsOct. 30, 1310:42 PM

Matt Perry is the worst possible choice. In his other positions in the City, he has been extremely disrespectful and downright rude to those who do not agree with him. Let's hope the voters in the 12th decide to do better than Perry.

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