Did you know there are elections this year? All Minneapolis City Council positions are on the ballot. The Kingfield neighborhood is located in Ward 8, which is currently represented by Council Member Andrea Jenkins. Council Member Jenkins is seeking re-election and there are three other candidates: Soren Stevenson, Terry White, and Bob Sullentrop.
There will be a candidate forum on Tuesday, October 3 from 7-8:30 PM at MLK Park, followed by a meet and greet with candidates. All candidates are invited to participate. The forum will also be livestreamed and the recording will be available for later viewing. The event is moderated by League of Women Voters Minneapolis and cosponsored by the Kingfield Neighborhood Association, the Lyndale Neighborhood Association, the Field Regina Northrop Neighborhood Group, Community Power, Ayada Leads, and Make Voting a Tradition (a project of the Native American Community Development Institute).
As a 501(c)(3) organization, the Kingfield Neighborhood Association cannot and does not endorse particular candidates or political parties, but encourages civic participation provides opportunities for neighbors to become informed about the election.
Kingfield historically has very high turnout and hopes to continue that tradition in this election on Tuesday, November 7, 2023. All Kingfield residents vote at MLK Park. The neighborhood association will continue its tradition of a nonpartisan “polling party” at the park to greet voters and hear feedback from residents.