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Labor 2020 Election Results

Minneapolis early voting center, Longfellow

November 2: Voters wait in line at the Minneapolis early vote center at Longfellow Recreation Center, 3435 36th Ave. S. The line stretched almost half-way around the block.

School boards:
MRLF’s endorsed candidates win four of seven races

Adapted from the Minneapolis Labor Review, November 13, 2020

By Steve Share, Minneapolis Labor Review editor

MINNEAPOLIS — Four of the seven candidates for local school boards who were endorsed by the Minneapolis Regional Labor Federation, AFL-CIO have won their races.

The MRLF’s two endorsed candidates for Minneapolis School Board, however, both appear to have lost their elections.

For the District 2 seat representing north Minneapolis, the MRLF endorsed one-term incumbent KerryJo Felder for re-election. Felder also was endorsed by the Minneapolis DFL.

Sharon El-Amin, who ran for an At Large seat on the school board two years ago, defeated Felder by a vote of 13,576 to 11,010.

Felder is a member of Teamsters Local 120 and works as a community organizer for the MRLF.

In the race for Minneapolis School Board District 4, MRLF and DFL-endorsed Christa Mims ran a close second behind Adriana Cerrillo, who led 15,928-15,622, a difference of just 306 votes. (No word as the Labor Review went to press about a possible recount).

Mims is a Hennepin County social worker and member of AFSCME Local 34.

In the Osseo school district, three of the MRLF’s four endorsed candidates won election to At Large seats. They included: Thomas Brooks, who led a field of five candidates running in a special election; plus, in the regular election, Tamara Grady and incumbent Jackie Mosqueda-Jones. Grady placed first in the field of 11 candidates, with the top three to be elected. Mosqueda-Jones placed third. Miamon Queeglay placed fourth and was not elected.

In the Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose school district, MRLF-endorsed Amanda Lawrence won an At Large school board seat.

MRLF president Chelsie Glaubitz Gabiou

MRLF president Chelsie Glaubitz Gabiou spoke at an outdoor election eve DFL rally hosted by the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers in their parking lot.

 

 
   

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