Cameron Gordon, Minneapolis City Council
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.
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LATRISHA VETAW, MINNEAPOLIS PARK AND RECREATION BOARD COMMISSIONER AT-LARGE
LaTrisha 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.
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Steven Laitinen - Anoka County Soil and Water Conservation Supervisor, District 1
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GPMN Coordinating Committee
Brandon Long, Party Chair
Brandon’s political start was born in the Occupy Movement in Cedar Falls, Iowa. After volunteering for Jill Stein’s first Presidential campaign and arriving in St. Paul for his Masters program he became involved with numerous local and state Green Party campaigns as a field and social media coordinator.
Brandon is a founding member of Fossil Free Saint Paul and helped successfully pass the Saint Paul Fossil Free Resolution in 2016. While a student Brandon also organized to bring composting to Saint Catherine University and is actively involved with 15 Now and other local justice movements.
Deanna Murphy, St. Cloud, just completed her Bachelor of Arts in Leadership and Organizational Communication, with a minor in Applied Relational Conflict Management, at St. Cloud State University, and is pursuing further graduate studies there in the social justice arena. She has been a member of the lay Buddhist organization, Soka Gakkai International, since 2007. Previous community activities involve outreach and support while an active member of this organization, volunteering at a Domestic Abuse shelter in Eagan, Minn., and volunteering with a local neighborhood community service organization.
Murphy is new to the Green Party and is very enthusiastic about helping to promote the goals of the Green Party in the coming years.
“I am attracted to the Green Party’s slogan of ‘People, Peace, and Planet over Profit’, as this fits right in with the mission of my Buddhist practice, whose main goal is one of World Peace and teaches that the happiness of oneself and others is central to this goal,” she said.
“I look forward to working with and supporting the green Party in every capacity, the only progressive party left out there which takes making a difference to heart.”
Brian 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 machine job shop.
Andy 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.
Samantha and her husband and have been married for 13 years and together they have 3 boys in Minneapolis schools ages 16, 10, and 6. Samantha lives in North East Minneapolis where she coaches soccer, attends community meetings and volunteers at her children’s school.
Samantha served in the US Army as a Combat Medic Sargent. Her time in Afghanistan provides a poignant backdrop to frame the resilience she brings to her activism and political work.
Prior to beginning a campaign for Ward 3 Minneapolis City Council, Samantha worked at the medical device company Medtronic, where she drove diversity and inclusion metrics for women of color in the field.
Andy 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.
Addy came to the Green Party in 2000, realizing that neither the Republicans nor the Democrats offered a full-throated support of LGBT people. After experiencing homeless as a gay teenager, he was looking for people he could count on.
He was co-founder of the Green Party chapter at Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa. Addy came to Minnesota in 2005 and was excited to be able to vote for Cam Gordon for Minneapolis City Council in his first winning election. Having worked at Macalester College since then, he supports the data operations of the Green Party of Minnesota.
Kashish Jain, Youth Chair
Kashish'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.
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!
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Green Party US Minnesota Delegates
Josh Miller - Delegate
Barb Huning - Alternate Delegate
Andy Schuler - Delegate
Dee Murphy - Alternate Delegate
Tim Nolan - Alternate Delegate