I'm surprized nobody has brought this to the forum as yet (well OK, Craig made mention of new candidates, and referred listers to the Observer page). Gary Schiff, the incumbent City Council member for Ward 9 has an opponent in the coming elections.
Dave Shegstad is an independent candidate who's lived in the neighborhood his whole life. He operates a family business on Minnehaha Avenue with his two daughters making iron rails, and ornamental wrought iron. Dave isn't a career politician, and this is his first campaign for public office, but it already seems off to a running start. I met with Dave today for coffee, and was impressed with his down to earth, common sense philosophy. He's a concerned citizen who is tired of elitist council members who dictate instead of represent. He'll have my vote. Dave Shegstad has a website up and running at http://www.shegstad.org where list members can learn where he stands on some of the issues concerning Ward 9, and the city as a whole. Also of note, 3 more candidates have filed in Ward 9. What was looking like a freebie for Gary Schiff is now a pretty large field of competition. Looking forward to seeing what the primaries bring... Sorry if this appears more than once. Several submission attempts appeared to fail.. Dan McGrath Longfellow http://www.subversivepictures.com http://www.smokeoutgary.org REMINDERS: 1. Be civil! Please read the NEW RULES at http://www.e-democracy.org/rules. If you think a member is in violation, contact the list manager at [EMAIL PROTECTED] before continuing it on the list. 2. Don't feed the troll! Ignore obvious flame-bait. For state and national discussions see: http://e-democracy.org/discuss.html For external forums, see: http://e-democracy.org/mninteract ________________________________ Minneapolis Issues Forum - A Civil City-focused Civic Discussion - Mn E-Democracy Post messages to: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org Subscribe, Un-subscribe, etc. at: http://e-democracy.org/mpls