Bloomington City Council
Dwayne Lowman: ‘We’re a major force from an economic standpoint’
Adapted from the Minneapolis Labor Review
October 21, 2023
By Steve Share, Minneapolis Labor Review editor
BLOOMINGTON — “I intend to keep fighting for Bloomington,” says Dwayne Lowman.
Dwayne Lowman is running for a fourth term to represent District I on the Bloomington city council — his fourth race with the endorsement of the Minneapolis Regional Labor Federation, AFL-CIO.
His other labor endorsements include AFSCME Council 5, IBEW Local 292, the Laborers district council, North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters, and UNITE HERE Local 17.
||Lowman is currently the longest-serving member of the Bloomington city council. That gives him a long record of experience to offer not just to District I, but to the entire city.
Lowman is currently the longest-serving member of the Bloomington city council. That gives him a long record of experience to offer not just to District I, but to the entire city.
Running four years ago, Lowman emphasized that Bloomington was not just another suburb. “We’re a major force from an economic standpoint.”
Lowman wants Bloomington to be “a community of choice,” adding, “I don’t know if young folks today can come back and live in this community… It’s not a place you can choose to live if you can’t afford to pay the rent.”
He sees two priorities: “bring good-paying jobs to Bloomington” and “make sure there is an affordable place to live.”
Born and raised in Bloomington, Lowman has lived in the city for 45 years.
He graduated from Kennedy High School and went on to earn a B.A. in urban planning and political science at Augsburg University.
His first job was a union job, bagging groceries at Byerly’s as a UFCW member. He also is a former member of the Communications Workers of America.
He currently works as a business analyst for the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank.
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