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Continued: Editorial endorsements: Minneapolis Wards 5-6

  • Article by: EDITORIAL BOARD , Star Tribune
  • Last update: October 29, 2013 - 2:09 PM


For more information about Lilligren and Warsame, go to and The other candidates do not have websites.

Seventh Ward

Incumbent Lisa Goodman, 47, is running unopposed. She was first elected in 1997 and re-elected three times with more than 70 percent of the vote. She represents the Bryn Mawr, Cedar-Isles-Dean, Downtown, Elliot Park, Kenwood-Isles, Loring Park, Lowry Hill and North Loop neighborhoods.

Eighth Ward

Also running unopposed is council member Elizabeth Glidden, 45, who is seeking a third term. Her district includes the Central, Powderhorn, Bryant, Bancroft, Field, Regina, Northrop and Kingfield neighborhoods.


An earlier version of this article incorrectly listed the Whittier neighborhood as being part of the Sixth Ward. Because of redistricting, as of Jan. 1, 2014, Whittier will be in the 10th Ward, and residents will be voting for candidates on the ballot in that ward. 

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    Over the past several weeks, members of the Star Tribune Editorial Board met with more than 50 candidates who will be on the Nov. 5 ballot in mayoral, City Council, school board, Park Board, and Board of Estimate and Taxation races in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

    We’re making endorsements in 19 contested races in the two cities and have weighed in on the charter amendment initiative in Minneapolis. The endorsements represent only the views of the Editorial Board, based on its own candidate interviews and reporting. News reporters and editors are not involved in making endorsement decisions.

    As always, we welcome your opinions, especially if you disagree with our choices. Send your feedback in letters to the editor to

    Whether they generally agree with us or not, over the years readers have told us that they want our views on important issues of the day, including elections. In that spirit, we hope you’ll consider our endorsements in your deliberations. But even more important, we hope you’ll vote on Nov. 5.

    SCOTT GILLESPIE, editorial page editor

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