After six hours and six ballots, Alondra Cano won the DFL’s endorsement Saturday for Minneapolis’ Ninth Ward council race, taking a step closer to becoming the first Mexican-American on the City Council.
“This has been a beautiful day in the history of the Ninth Ward,” Cano told about 200 people at South High School after her main opponent, Tim Springer, dropped his bid for the nomination.
Five candidates sought the party’s nomination to fill the seat left open by longtime Council Member Gary Schiff, who is running for mayor.
I believe that all of the other DFLers have ended their campaigns. Those that I know of, that plan to run against Cano in the general, are Ty Moore (Green) and Dave Bicking (Independent).
And in Ward 13:
Ward 13 delegates gave Linea Palmisano the DFL Party endorsement for Minneapolis city council Saturday afternoon…Palmisano needed three ballots at Washburn High School to achieve the required 60 percent support.
I know of no declared opposition for Palmisano in November.
In Ward 8, incumbent Elizabeth Glidden was endorsed with the same amount of opposition that she looks likely to have in the general election, namely, none.