City of St. Paul
St. Paul Mayor: Dai Thao
City of Minneapolis
Minneapolis Mayor: Raymond Dehn
Minneapolis City Council – Ward 1: Jillia Pessenda
Minneapolis City Council – Ward 2: Cam Gordon
Minneapolis City Council – Ward 3: Ginger Jentzen
Minneapolis City Council – Ward 4: Barb Johnson
Minneapolis City Council – Ward 5: Jeremiah Ellison
Minneapolis City Council – Ward 6: Abdi Warsame
Minneapolis City Council – Ward 7: Lisa Goodman
Minneapolis City Council – Ward 8: Andrea Jenkins
Minneapolis City Council – Ward 9: Alondra Cano
Minneapolis City Council – Ward 10: Lisa Bender
Minneapolis City Council – Ward 11: John Quincy
Minneapolis City Council – Ward 12: Andrew Johnson
Minneapolis City Council – Ward 13: Linea Palmisano
Read our press release about our Minneapolis and St. Paul MNA Endorsed Candidates.
Like it or not, politicians play a huge role in shaping healthcare in general and the nursing profession in particular. One example is the ongoing campaign urging state leaders to pass legislation aimed at creating a minimum standard of care in all Minnesota Hospitals. Participating in MNA’s campaign gives us the power and the universal voice to do what we do best – advocate for our patients.
Why should nurses even care about or participate in politics?
Though we realize that as an organization with 20,000 members, we’ll never all agree on every one of our political views; there are issues at stake that affect all of our practices, and we must be involved in politics and policy-making to ensure that nurses and the patients we advocate for are at the table. A key organizational priority of the Minnesota Nurses Association is to work to elect politicians who will implement nurse-friendly public policy, including safe staffing and single payer healthcare legislation.
How does MNA evaluate and endorse candidates?
MNA endorses candidates after nurse leaders look closely at a candidate’s position on issues that directly affect nursing, healthcare, and working families. MNA endorsements are not based on party or ideological issues that are not related to nursing.
To get involved, contact:
Eileen Gavin, Political Organizer Eileen.Gavin@mnnurses.org
Cameron Fure, Political Organizer Cameron.Fure@mnnurses.org
Katie Gjertson, Political Coordinator Katie.Gjertson@mnnurses.org