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Star Tribune Candidate Endorsements

Star Tribune endorsements from last week in the races affecting Downtown Minneapolis and adjacent neighborhoods:

MAYOR: JACOB FREY FOR MINNEAPOLIS MAYOR
Minneapolis is by no means a city in distress. But a sense that persistent problems are festering rather than being forcefully addressed afflicts the place that sets the pace for prosperity in Minnesota and the Twin Cities region.

In recent years, opportunities to acquire new civic assets and strengthen old alliances have been squandered; key constituencies say they have been excluded from decisionmaking; an uptick in violence threatens the vitality of the city’s showplace, its downtown; rising housing costs are eroding the sense that Minneapolis is a place where all are welcome and can succeed.

How to break through that malaise? Voters can start by electing a new mayor. We recommend first-choice votes for Jacob Frey in the Nov. 7 ranked-choice mayoral election. Read the Strib endorsement…

Ward 1 & 3: REICH AND BILDSOE FOR MPLS. CITY COUNCIL
Incumbent, newcomer offer best mix of skills in First and Third Ward. Read the Strib endorsements…

WARD 6 & 7: WARSAME, GOODMAN MERIT NEW TERMS ON MINNEAPOLIS CITY COUNCIL
Incumbents have the experience City Hall will need the next four years. Read the Strib endorsements…

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