Root & Restore 2019 City Council Candidate Questionnaire

In 2019, all seats on St. Paul’s City Council are up for election. Given the central role the city council plays in policy priorities and the allocation of public resources in our communities, Root & Restore St. Paul — a community-based coalition working to grow community-first public safety and transformative justice — created and circulated a questionnaire regarding community concerns to each city council candidate for whom we could find contact information. Their responses, in their entirety, are compiled in the posts linked below. Additional responses will be added as they are received.

Ward 7: 
Jane Prince
Mary Ann Quiroz

Ward 6:
Tony Her
Terri Thao
Nelsie Yang

Ward 5: 
Amy Brendmoen
Jamie Hendricks

Ward 4:
Mitra Jalali Nelson

Ward 2:
Rebecca Noecker
Sharon Anderson*

Ward 1:
Anika Bowie

Dai Thao
Liz De La Torre

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*Root & Restore does not condone or post on our platforms content that we believe to be racist or bigoted. As such, interested parties can read Sharon Anderson’s response on her website here.