Yesterday was election day in St. Paul. Here’s the results. Five of seven seats on the City Council have returning incumbents. Rebecca Noecker (62%), Chris Tolbert (61%), Mitra Jalali Nelson (59%), Amy Brendmoen (53%), and Jane Prince (62%). All won by virtue of surpassing 50% of first choice votes after the election night count. Two seats remain up in the air.
In Ward 6, Nelsie Yang has what looks like an insurmountable 17 point lead (44-27%) over Terri Thao. In Ward 1, incumbent Dai Thao leads Anika Bowie 42-30%; Liz De La Torre is in third place with 19%. Final results might take a while: Ramsey County is scheduled to begin reallocating voters’ ranked choices on Friday.
Voters citywide came out in favor retaining St. Paul’s organized trash ordinance by a 63-37% margin. If organized trash was a candidate, it would have been the most popular candidate on the ballot last night.
Continue reading “St. Paul Makes Big Change, Despite Voting to Keep Things Mostly the Same”
There are four candidates in St. Paul’s Ward 5: incumbent Amy Brendmoen, Bob Blake, Jaime Hendricks, and Suyapa Miranda.
Continue reading “Endorsement: Amy Brendmoen for Ward 5 on the St. Paul City Council”
From housing to streets to policing to trash–there’s a lot at stake in local elections. And if you don’t vote, some super-involved assholes will make all these decisions for you. That’s the last thing you want to happen. If you live in St. Paul make sure you vote next Tuesday, November 5. City Council and School Board is up for election. There’s also a referendum on organized trash collection.
Continue reading “2019 St. Paul Voter Guide”
The candidates are Kartumu King, incumbent Jane Prince, Mary Anne Quiroz, and David Thom.
Continue reading “No Endorsement for Ward 7 on the St. Paul City Council”
Organized trash collection is an improvement over the every-household-for-themselves approach that St. Paul had prior to the current system. The illegal dumping. People denied service. Trucks coming down the alley every day from different hauling companies. The people who want you to Vote No are the same people who defended that old system.
Continue reading “Endorsement: Vote Yes on St. Paul Trash Referendum”
In case you missed it, Mitra Jalali Nelson is the Wedge LIVE! 2019 Pumpkin of the Year. We encourage residents of St. Paul’s Ward 4 to send her back for a full term on the City Council. She was first elected just over a year ago in a special election.
Continue reading “Endorsement: Mitra Jalali Nelson for Ward 4 on the St. Paul City Council (and Pumpkin of the Year 2019)”
There are six candidates in St. Paul’s Ward 6: incumbent Kassim Busuri, Alexander Bourne, Greg Copeland, Danielle Swift, Terri Thao, and Nelsie Yang.
Continue reading “Endorsement: Terri Thao and Nelsie Yang for Ward 6 on the St. Paul City Council”
We don’t have time to be thorough with the endorsement process in St. Paul’s Ward 2. I’m going to quickly check out some websites and make snap judgments. Are you ready? On to the lightning round!
Continue reading “St. Paul Ward 2 Endorsement Lightning Round: Rebecca Noecker”
There are four candidates in St. Paul’s Ward 1: incumbent Dai Thao, Anika Bowie, Liz De La Torre, and Abu Nayeem.
Continue reading “Endorsement: Liz De La Torre and Anika Bowie for Ward 1 on the St Paul City Council”
There are two candidates in St. Paul’s Ward 3: incumbent Chris Tolbert and challenger Patty Hartmann.
Continue reading “Endorsement: Chris Tolbert for Ward 3 on the St. Paul City Council”