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General Election
Tuesday, November 2, 2021

MRLF endorses three incumbents for Minneapolis Park Board: Londel French, A.K. Hassan, and Jono Cowgill

Adapted from the Minneapolis Labor Review, July 24, 2021

MINNEAPOLIS — Meeting via Zoom, delegates to the Minneapolis Regional Labor Federation, AFL-CIO voted July 14 to endorse three incumbents running for re-election to the Minneapolis Park Board: Londel French, At Large; A.K. Hassan, District 3; and Jono Cowgill, District 4. The MRLF endorsement is the AFL-CIO endorsement.

All three candidates were endorsed  by the MRLF in their previous races.

“We’re excited to work with these candidates,” commented Chelsie Glaubitz Gabiou, MRLF president.

All six district seats on the Minneapolis Park Board plus three at-large seats will be on the November 2, 2021 ballot.

At Large: Londel French

First elected in 2017, union member Londel French is running for a second term for Minneapolis Park Board At Large.

French works as a racial equity organizing specialist for Education Minnesota. He is a former member of Minneapolis Federation of Teachers and Education Support Professionals Local 59. He also is a former longtime park employee.

“My values drive me to work for justice for all,” he says. “In today’s Minneapolis, with its racial disparities, we must leverage every resource to make Minneapolis a livable city for every resident.”

Website: londelfrenchforparks.com

District 3: A.K. Hassan


A.K. Hassan first was elected in 2017 to represent District 3 on the Minneapolis Park Board. District 3 is roughly bordered by Interstate 35W on the west, the Mississippi River on the east, and E. 36th St. on the south.

“We have the number one park system in the United States, and I am committed to maintaining this world class resource for all communities across Minneapolis,” Hassan says.

Website: akhassan.com

District 4: Jono Cowgill

Jono Cowgill, first elected in 2017, is running for a second term to represent District 4 on the Minneapolis Park Board. District 4 includes parts of downtown and several neighborhoods including Elliot Park, Whittier, Wedge, Stevens Square, Kenwood, Bryn Mawr, Cedar- Isles-Dean, and East Calhoun.

Running four years ago, Cowgill told the Labor Review: “We need to focus on working families and the workers who are there every day in our parks.”

Website: jonocowgill.org

Voting Information

For City of Minneapolis voting information, click here.

See Also:

Londel French: Longtime union member
(Minneapolis Labor Review, October 27, 2017)

A.K. Hassan: Dedicated to public service
(Minneapolis Labor Review, October 27, 2017)

Jono Cowgill: Focus on working families
(Minneapolis Labor Review, October 27, 2017)


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