An election in which three candidates in their 30s won Minneapolis City Council races made it clear that the city’s demographics are changing, and voters want younger, newer and more diverse representation. On Tuesday, Jacob Frey, 32, defeated two-term incumbent Diane Hofstede in Ward 3, and Lisa Bender, 35, defeated first-term City Council Member Meg Read more →
The DFL Party may be a powerful force in Minneapolis politics, but it’s not powerful enough to force incumbent city council members to abandon their re-election efforts. Council Member Meg Tuthill announced today she’s restarting her campaign, which she suspended in April after the DFL endorsed her challenger, political newcomer Lisa Bender. Bender was one Read more →
Minneapolis City Council Member Meg Tuthill says supporters are urging her to run for re-election, even though DFL delegates endorsed challenger Lisa Bender at last weekend’s convention. If Tuthill does defend her seat, she’d have to break a pledge to drop out of the race if another candidate got the party’s nod.