Steve Cwodzinski, MN Senate
Laurie Pryor / Carlie Kotyza-Witthuhn, MN House
Laurie Pryor or Carlie Kotyza-Witthuhn, depending which part of Steve's district you live in.
Ron Case, Mayor
Incumbent. Geeks out about the city electric vehicle fleets & affordable workforce housing policy.
(Opponent is campaigning on how the pandemic was an inconvenience and police need to be able to do anything they want to anybody they want.)
Cathy Nelson and Mark Freiberg, City Council
Two incumbents and forward-thinking investors -- I really liked spending reading about their initiatives; nice job Eden Prairie newspaper.
Jody Ward-Rannow & Francesca Pagan-Umar, School Board
The hyphenated-name ladies (see what I did there?) are great. Thoughtful all-around answers, unequivocally supported making trans kids feel welcome in their classrooms without reservation. One is an incumbent, the other would be gaining a seat on the board.
You get to pick 2 other seats, and there are 3 other candidates (incumbent Dwivedy, incumbent Bartz, incumbent Casper) from whom I guess you really have to pick 2 from if you'd like to keep out Libsack (Libsack expressed interest in banning books and had no thoughts whatsoever on ways in which there might be bias in existing gifted ed except that "there isn't" -- she's a no-go for me). Toss a coin if you must, I guess, but there are lots of great resources:
Isaac Kerry, school board, special seat
Thoughtful all-around answers, unequivocally supported making trans kids feel welcome in their classrooms without reservation. Also, his opponent Stubbs seemed to be kind of implying maybe he'd like a little book-banishment to the back corners and high shelves of the library.
Give the schools money
Yes on questions #1 & #2.