Minneapolis Ward 6 Candidate Survey – Special Election, August 11, 2020

Due to a vacancy on the Minneapolis City Council (created by Abdi Warsame’s appointment as executive director of the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority), Ward 6 is having a special election. Though the election falls on primary day, it’s not a primary. The winner will fill the rest of Warsame’s term on the City Council through 2021. Election day is August 11. Voters are already casting early and absentee ballots.

A few weeks ago we sent some public safety related questions to all the candidates. We also pestered them with reminders. Five of the 11 candidates responded with answers:

The other candidates:

  • Alex Palacios
  • Michael P. Dougherty
  • Sara Mae Engberg
  • Joshua Scheunemann
  • Nebiha Mohammed

This page will be updated if more candidates respond.

Additional Resources

East African community newspaper Mshale was able to get five of the 11 candidates to respond to their survey, which is worth reading. I tried not to duplicate those questions.

Local treasure Naomi Kritzer profiled the candidates.

Candidates answered questions on video at these forums: