Our Candidates

cam_gordon.jpgCam Gordon - Minneapolis Council Ward 2 (Incumbent)

Cam was first elected to the City Council Ward 2 in 2005 and has been re-elected twice, in 2009 and 2013. 

Cam has lived in Minneapolis all his life and in or near the second ward since 1977 in the Cedar-Riverside, Longfellow and Seward neighborhoods. He has owned a duplex in Seward since 1991 where he lives with his family.

Cam graduated from West High School in Minneapolis in 1973 and with distinction from the University of Minnesota in 1977. After getting his Bachelor of Science degree in education, Cam went on to complete extensive graduate work in early childhood development and Montessori education. He is a writer, musician and accomplished Montessori teacher. Before being elected in 2005 he operated a small child care program and children's music company with Sarah and was Associate Editor of the nationally distributed education newspaper, Public School Montessorian. He is author of Together with Montessori, a guide to help parents and staff work together in harmony to create better schools.

Over that past 28 years he has worked in the community as a teacher, community organizer and performer as well as a reporter for the neighborhood newspaper, the Seward Profile, and editor of its West Bank Stories section.

Website: www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/ward2

Facebook Page here

Twitter: @CameronAGordon


 

Samantha Pree-Stinson - Minneapolis Council Ward 3

Sam_Pree_Stinson.jpgSamantha and her husband and have been married for 13 years and the couple has 3 boys in Minneapolis schools ages 17, 10, and 6.

Samantha and her family have lived in NE Minneapolis for the last 7 years and they are contributors to their community and beyond.

Samantha has served in the US Army as a Combat Medic SGT and has dedicated her professional career in healthcare to providing equity in the workplace for affinity groups so that they can obtain mentorship, development, and engagement opportunities to advance within their careers and chosen fields. 

Samantha attended Minneapolis Business College and went on to earn a BS in Organizational Psychology and a Project Management Professional Certification from Frankling University and UC Irvine Extention respectively. She has served her community in public education by chairing the 2020 Committee, coaching NE/SE soccer league, and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of KMOJ Radio Station and serves as the 2nd Vice Chair.

“The best investment you can ever make is in yourself and your communities.” –Sam Pree-Stinson

Website: http://www.preefor3.ruck.us/

Facebook Page here

Twitter: @SamPreeStinson


Terry White - Minneapolis Council Ward 8

TerryWhite.jpgTerry and his wife have raised two boys, 10 & 11, in South Minneapolis. Through school and baseball, they have come to appreciate how thoughtful and supportive this community can be.

Terry has been active in the Green Party since graduating from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1993 where he convinced the administration to start a recycling program in the dormitories. His campaign for city council Ward 8 is his first as a candidate.

Terry has been a campaign worker for several different campaigns, including judges, state representatives, city council and he ran a field office for the Green candidate for Governor in New Mexico in the mid-90’s.

Since moving to Minneapolis, Terry has worked as a marketing operations manager for two healthcare companies. This work has given him valuable experience building coalitions to address complex issues.

During the campaign, Terry plans to build awareness in Ward 8 for the Green Party by discussing our values with his neighbors. Specific topics will include implementing the city’s Climate Action Plan, rebuilding the 40th street bridge that crosses over 35W, and directing more of the city’s spending to local, minority, and women-owned businesses.

Website: Coming soon!

Contact: terryw@gmail.com 


Charles Exner, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Commissioner for District 3  

Charles_Exner.jpgA long-time parks enthusiast with an environmental background, Charles will bring a much-needed voice for renters and working people to the Parks Board.

Charles’ plan for Minneapolis parks includes park plantings that focus on native wildlife, equitable hiring practices, class offerings, living wages for parks employees, developing parks for the use of individuals who need them most and more!

(more bio to come!)

Facebook Page here


 

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Addy Free, Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board Commissioner for District 4  

After graduating from Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa in 2005, Addy moved to Minneapolis. He has worked for the past eleven years at Macalester College where he currently serves as Assistant Registrar for Technology. He is a major higher education thought leader on adapting databases and business processes to better serve transgender and gender non-binary people. 

Addy ​came​ ​out​ ​as​ ​a​ ​gay​ ​teenager​ ​in​ ​the​ ‘90s​ ​and​ ​subsequently​ ​experienced homelessness​ ​and​ ​was​ ​forced​ ​to​ ​drop​ ​out​ ​of​ ​high​ ​school.​ ​He moved to Iowa City where he found critical support and kindness from his new community. In college he studied sociology and women’s studies and helped organize a large college Green Party chapter.

During his time at Macalester, Addy has been able to spend a few summers attending the Graduate Institute of St. John’s College in Santa Fe, New Mexico where he studied the great books of the western canon. He is an avid cyclist, usually commuting to Macalester by bike from the Ninth Street South Historic District in Elliot Park, Minneapolis.

Website: www.addyforparks.com

Facebook here

Twitter @sunspotus 

More Green candidates to come! 


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