Age: 63, Party or principal: DFL, Job and title: President of GreenMark, a green marketing firm, Neighborhood: Lynnhurst, Website: Minneapolis.com">MarkForMinneapolis.com
Priority, if elected: To make our great city great for everyone. As a proven progressive leader I will: Improve our schools and wipe out the opportunity gap. Our city schools should be even better than suburban ones; Invest in basic services like street repair, snow removal and fighting crime. That's City Hall's core mission; Create jobs by using economic development to encourage entrepreneurs and attract employers; Make Minneapolis the greenest city. It's good for the environment and sparks economic development and jobs. Having served on the Hennepin County Board for 16 years, I have the experience to get this done.
Ideas for job/population growth: My administration will proactively invest in high-quality, living wage jobs and transit for all Minneapolis residents so everyone in our city benefits from economic expansion.
Ideas to reduce crime: The key to improving safety in our neighborhoods is partnerships and cross-jurisdictional collaboration. When Minneapolis works together to tackle safety concerns, we succeed.
Ideas to lower property taxes: In order to lower property taxes we need to innovate and expand the tax base. My goal is to grow Minneapolis by 100,000 residents.
Did you support or oppose the Minnesota Vikings stadium package, approved by the city in May 2012? I supported a referendum and I question the financing. That said, the stadium is undeniably a big investment that will create jobs and grow Minneapolis.
Should the city build a $200 million streetcar line along Nicollet and Central Avenues? Yes.
Should the mayor be allowed to appoint some school board members? No.