Monday, May 13, 2013
The congressman from Minnesota's Third District ruled out running for anything other than re-election.
U.S. Sen. Erik Paulsen (R-MN) said in a statement Monday that he will not run for another office than the one he holds in 2014. With his Facebook posting, Paulsen takes him out of consideration as a Republican challenger to U.S. Sen. Al Franken or Gov. Mark Dayton, both DFL Party members up for re-election that year: "After thinking carefully about how I can best help my fellow Minnesotans, I have decided to not seek election for a different office in 2014. If the people of the Third Congressional District will allow me, I hope to continue my work in the U.S. House of Representatives, where I can be most effective, in the years ahead. The warm encouragement from many people to run for U.S. senator or the governorship was deeply humbling. …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
The Hennepin County Commissioner from Plymouth also served three terms in the Minnesota House and lost a statewide race for attorney general in 2006.
The guessing game is over: Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson is running for governor, the Republican announced Sunday. KSTP reported on his announcement: Johnson, who is also a former three-term state representative will focus on three issues if elected: jobs, education and making government work. “Minnesota is the greatest place to live in America,” Johnson said. “But under the people in charge of our state government right now, we are heading in the wrong direction. If we do not correct our course—soon—I am afraid that the greatness of Minnesota is in serious jeopardy. I am running for governor because I want to leave our state an even better place to live for our kids—and their kids—than our parents left for all of us.” The …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
There's a hashtag full of guesses (and gags) about Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson's announcement on Sunday.
A hashtag game on Twitter has generated dozens of guesses about what Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson will announce on Sunday—almost all from fellow Republicans and almost all tongue and cheek. See the Storify above (use the scroll bar at right) or at Storify.com. Here is the announcement about the announcement, from Johnson's Facebook page: Join Jeff Johson for a special announcement on his future political plans. Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson welcomes neighbors, family and friends of all political persuasions to this special event. Sunday, May 5th, 2013, 1:00 p.m. Hamel Community Building, 3200 Mill Drive, Hamel, MN 55340 Johnson is a Plymouth resident whose district includes northwestern Hennepin County cities from …
Friday, May 3, 2013
The Republican Hennepin County Commissioner for Plymouth, Maple Grove, Mound and other cities has set the announcement for Sunday, May 5, 2013.
The west metro could have its second Republican candidate for governor, if speculation is correct about his "special announcement" set for Sunday. See the Storify above (use the scroll bar at right) or at Storify.com. The event announcement posted on Johnson's Facebook page on April 27 reads: Join Jeff Johson for a special announcement on his future political plans. Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson welcomes neighbors, family and friends of all political persuasions to this special event. Sunday, May 5th, 2013, 1:00 p.m. Hamel Community Building, 3200 Mill Drive, Hamel, MN 55340 Johnson is a Plymouth resident whose district includes northwestern Hennepin County cities from Mound to Maple Grove and Rogers. Orono resident Scott …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Today the 2nd District Commissioner-elect will be sworn-in on the Hennepin County Board.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Second District Commissioner-elect Linda Higgins will be sworn in at 9 a.m. today, Tuesday, Nov. 20, in the 24th Floor Board Room of the Hennepin County Government Center, 300 S. Sixth St. in downtown Minneapolis. Commissioners who were reelected will be sworn in on Jan. 8, but Higgins is being sworn in immediately to fill the vacancy created in June when former Commissioner Mark Stenglein left to become president and CEO of the Minneapolis Downtown Council. Higgins will be sworn in by Hennepin County 4th Judicial District Court Judge Tanya M. Bransford. The ceremony will be broadcast live on Metro Cable Network/Channel 6 and streamed live on the Hennepin County website.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Many precincts in Bloomington, Brooklyn Park, Edina, Golden Valley, Greenwood, Minnetonka, Minnetrista, Plymouth and St. Louis Park had turnouts of more than 90 percent.
The following was released by Hennepin County: The Hennepin County Canvassing Board certified the county’s election results on Tuesday – and those results showed high voter turnout – 84 percent. More than 610,000 voted on Election Day, and more than 72,000 voted prior to Election Day. “Minnesota typically leads the country with the highest voter turnout – in 12 of the past 16 elections,” said Rachel Smith, Hennepin County elections manager. “We especially want to thank the more than 5,000 election judges throughout the county who worked to make this election so successful. These election judges are essentially volunteers – they work long hours and put in an incredible amount of effort to make this voting process happen. Together with …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Britton ran for State Rep. District 44A (DFL) and want to thank Plymouth neighbors, Britton team and supporters.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
To the Editor: Thank you to the people of Plymouth's House District 44A for voting. Our democracy depends on public participation in government and, once again, Plymouth had a very impressive turnout at 87 percent. Thank you to my team who made this campaign possible. Together we visited every home in the district, whether Republican, Independent, Democrat or not party affiliated at all, because our campaign was about the people and public service, not political parties. There wasn't a door we walked by, a conversation we wouldn't hold nor a question we wouldn't directly answer. Because of a great team, we made hundreds of phone calls, wrote letters, addressed thousands of envelopes and cards, dropped literature at doors, carefully …
Sunday, November 11, 2012
At-Large Plymouth City Council member Jim Willis thanks constituents for voting for me.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
To the Editor: I want to thank the voters of Plymouth for re-electing me as an At-Large City Council member. I appreciate their confidence in my experience and public service. I pledge to continue that service during the next four years. During the campaign, I had the opportunity to meet with residents, hear their thoughts and concerns about our community and share my vision for Plymouth. With citizen participation and the responsive, responsible local government that characterizes Plymouth, we can continue to: Mayor Slavik and the City Council have demonstrated that by working cooperatively together, problems and issues can be resolved satisfactorily. We have demonstrated that by working together we can accomplish more than any one …
This week's selection includes a new gallery/gift shop, a levy rejected, school boundaries issue, DFL wins and good news for Southwest Light Rail Transit.
Editor’s Note: Every week we will bring you a sampling of stories from Patch sites in the west metro: Eden Prairie, Edina, Fridley, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Lake Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Plymouth, Richfield, Southwest Minneapolis, St. Louis Park, and St. Michael. District 281 Bus Driver Asks Student to Pick Up Gun A Robbinsdale Area Schools spokesperson said a bus driver asked a seventh-grade boy to pick up a gun he spotted along the road. The district is shocked by the incident and has communicated with parents and students. Bus Driver Fired After Asking ISD 281 Student to Pick Up Gun The incident occurred on Nov. 8 around 8 a.m. The district immediately took action after the driver notified school employees about the weapon. A Hillary-…
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Find all the election coverage stories in one convenient location on Plymouth MN Patch.
Feeling overwhelmed by all the 2012 election coverage? Or maybe you can't get enough? Either way here's your fix on all things elections for Plymouth. Plymouth City Council Incumbents Sweep Up Votes Plymouth Election Results 2012 (UPDATED Nov. 7) Good Voting Turnout In Plymouth For Elections 2012 2012 Election Brings Little Change to Hennepin County Board How Did Plymouth Vote In the 2012 Presidential Election? In 14 Cities Patch Covers, Voters Favored MN Voter ID Amendment MN Voter ID Amendment Fails: 'Vote No' Wins MN Marriage Amendment Fails: 'Vote No' Wins MN Marriage Amendment Got Majority Support in Only One Patch City 'Blue Wave' Sweeps Republicans from Minnesota House, Senate Two Incumbents, One Newcomer Voted To Robbinsdale School…