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Cameron Gordon, Minneapolis City Council

cam_gordon.jpgCam 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


 LATRISHA VETAW, MINNEAPOLIS PARK AND RECREATION BOARD COMMISSIONER AT-LARGE

LaTrisha.jpgLaTrisha Vetaw has lived in Minneapolis for most of her life. In her day job, she works with youth in North Minneapolis. LaTrisha is an experienced leader and community organizer who has worked in her community for more than a decade to help advocate for policies and programs to make Minneapolis a healthier place to live.

She has served as the Board Chair of Our Streets Minneapolis (formerly the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition), successfully advocated for a tobacco-free parks policy that covers all Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Property, been the Program Director of the Neighborhood Orange Bike program -which aims to increase bicycle use among communities of color and underserved populations - and created the Breathe Free North youth coalition in 2007. The Breathe Free North coalition is comprised of primarily African American at-risk youth from North Minneapolis that work to protect our city from the harms of tobacco through policy change.

Website: latrishavetawforparks.nationbuilder.com

Facebook Page here


Bryce Lange - Lewiston City Council

brycephoto.jpgBryce serves as a councilman for the City of Lewiston, where he serves on the EDA board, Parks and Recreation Committee, and Bicycle Trails Advisory Committee. He has helped foster in road improvement, design economic development strategies, and has prioritized environmental progress in Lewiston. He also serves on the board of directors for the Crossings Center, which is a nonprofit based in Lewiston that aims to make the Lewiston area more recreationally-friendly for both residents and visitors.

Bryce is a lifelong resident of Lewiston, MN and has a wife (Rebecca) and a two-year- old son  (Arden).   Bryce graduated from Winona State University with a B.S. in Public Administration and a minor in Political Science in May of 2017. He is continuing his education at the University of Illinois at Springfield for a master’s degree in Political Science and is expecting to graduate in December of 2018. Bryce has served in the Minnesota Army National Guard for 5 years where he served as an infantryman, and was honorably discharged in March of 2018. He has gained his work ethic and a unique perspective from his experiences.

Bryce was also an intern for the City of Winona where he assisted the Community Development department in laying the foundation for an entrepreneurial space in the downtown area. This led him to an organization named Community and Economic Development Associates (CEDA), where he assists several rural cities in southeastern Minnesota answer their economic development challenges. He serves in Spring Grove, Mabel, Hayfield, and Rushford Village. He has worked on Dodge County’s Comprehensive Plan and Pine County’s Strategic Housing Action Plan. He enjoys his work because he knows that he is helping to improve the quality of life for rural residents.

 


Steven Laitinen - Anoka County Soil and Water Conservation Supervisor, District 1

Bio coming soon!


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 Brian Mueller

BrianMeuller.jpgBrian was born and raised in Winona, where he resides with the love of his life, Shelly Vander Linden, their dog Icesys, and their cat Bella. 

He currently serves as co-chair of the Green Party of Winona County along with his duties as a member of the state coordinating committee. 

He became a Green in 2000, but has only recently become politically active in organizing and advocating for change - proof that it is never too late to get involved. 

Brian is the Office Administrator for Whetstone Machine, Inc, a family-owned machining job shop.

 

 


 Andy Hamerlinck

andy_hamerlinck.jpgAndy lives in St. Paul and works as a union organizer.

He has been a Green Party member since 1999 and, in addition to being on the GPMN Coordinating Committee, is very active in the 4th Congressional District Green Party.

Twitter: @AndyHamerlinck

 

 

 

 


 Andy Schuler

andy_schuler.jpgAndy Schuler is a political artist and activist. Andy has volunteered with numerous third party campaigns over the years and was himself a candidate for Golden Valley City Council in 2015. His top priorities are proportional representation and legalizing recreational cannabis use.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Kashish Jain, Youth Chair

Kashish.jpgKashish's interest in politics began when she started Amnesty International at her high school. Since then, she has been glad to provide a place for her fellow students to take action on movements that they are passionate about. They have worked on multiple issues including police brutality, LGBT rights, and journalism rights.

Knowing that she wanted to make an impact on a bigger scale, she joined the Green Party of Minnesota in 2017 and was elected as the Youth Chair in August 2017.

From this position, she hopes to get more youth involved in the Green Party of Minnesota and inspire young people to take action in their communities. She hopes to start her own chapter of the Green Party at whichever college she attends next year. Kashish is extremely excited to see where the Green Party of Minnesota Youth will go this year!

 


Adam Schneider

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Adam is a college student and political activist born and raised in the Southwest Metro. His interest in politics came into being during his junior year of high school when he became the vice-president of his local chapter of Amnesty International. There, he raised awareness about the crises in Yemen and Myanmar, in addition to defending free speech domestically and abroad. That same year he was part of the vocal opposition to his school district's budget cuts that targeted teachers and many school programs. During his senior year, he also began pushing for his city to adopt a Climate Action Plan that would make the city carbon neutral by 2050. Due to his graduating from high school, this effort is now carried on by other youth in his community. He is currently studying political science and environmental studies at the University of Minnesota, Morris.

Carol Mellom

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Chelsea Palmer

 

 

Green Party US Minnesota Delegates

 

Andy Schuler - Delegate

Dee Murphy - Delegate

Kaleb (Joel Fischer) - Delegate

 

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