Age: 63, Party or principal: Stop Foreclosures Now, Job and title: Retired U.S. Postal clerk, Neighborhood: Powderhorn Park, Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Priority, if elected: The political principal I am championing is "Stop Foreclosures Now!" I am currently facing eviction from the home I have owned for 30 years on the block I have lived on all my life, even though I have already paid $425,000 for the home my late husband and I bought in 1983 for $74,900. That is more than five times its current market value of $81,000. When Chase Bank and Freddie Mac foreclosed on me, they said I still owed $255,000. They got bailed out while homeowners got sold out. Minneapolis needs creative solutions to halt banks' destructive policies.
Ideas for job/population growth: Raise the minimum wage in Minneapolis to $15. Better tax incentives for businesses. Vacant properties should be turned over to nonprofits for low income housing.
Ideas to reduce crime: Bring back the Civilian Review Board of the police. Teach practical job skills in junior and senior high. Stop racial profiling.v
Ideas to lower property taxes: Tax at the market value of the home, not perceptive value.
Did you support or oppose the Minnesota Vikings stadium package, approved by the city in May 2012? I opposed it because the people of Minneapolis were not allowed to vote on it.
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.