MRLF endorses Tim Busse for mayor of Bloomington, three city council candidates
From the Minneapols Labor Review, August 23, 2019
By Steve Share, Minneapolis Labor Review editor
MINNEAPOLIS —Delegates to the Minneapolis Regional Labor Federation, AFL-CIO voted August 14 to endorse Tim Busse for mayor of Bloomington as well as three Bloomington city council candidates: Jenna Carter, At Large; Dwayne Lowman, District I; Shawn Nelson, District II. The endorsements came one day after Bloomington’s primary election. The general election is November 5.
Tim Busse placed second in the five-candidate mayoral primary, finishing just 38 votes behind the first-place candidate. Busse has served since 2011 as a member of the Bloomington city council — At Large since 2012 —and has run with MRLF endorsement in the past.
Jenna Carter came in first in the At Large primary. She won 54 percent of the vote in a four-way race.
Dwayne Lowman, the incumbent, placed first in the three-way District I primary with 42 percent of the vote. Lowman first was elected to the seat in 2013 and previously has run with MRLF endorsement.
The District 2 race did not have a primary. Incumbent Shawn Nelson first won election in 2017.