Contact: Barb Brady
(St. Paul) – March 16, 2017 – Minnesota Nurses Association nurses voted to endorse candidates for St. Paul mayor, Minneapolis mayor, and the Minneapolis City Council.
Nurses endorsed St. Paul City Council member Dai Thao for mayor.
“We are proud to support Dai Thao for mayor of St. Paul,” said MNA President Mary Turner. “He shares nurses’ progressive values and has committed to actively supporting nurses on our top issues including safe staffing in hospitals, single-payer healthcare, collective bargaining rights for all workers, and Earned Sick and Safe Time.”
Nurses voted to endorse State Representative Raymond Dehn for Minneapolis mayor.
“Representative Dehn shares nurses’ beliefs and vision for healthcare as a human right for all,” said Turner. “He will advocate for nurses’ priorities like access to quality, affordable healthcare; collective bargaining rights for all workers; and the opportunity to succeed no matter where people live or who they are.”
Nurses also made the following endorsements for Minneapolis City Council:
Minneapolis W-1 Jillia Pessenda
Minneapolis W-2: Cam Gordon
Minneapolis W-3: Ginger Jentzen
Minneapolis W-4: Barb Johnson
Minneapolis W-5: Jeremiah Ellison
Minneapolis W-6: Abdi Warsame
Minneapolis W-7: Lisa Goodman
Minneapolis W-8: Andrea Jenkins
Minneapolis W-9: Alondra Cano
Minneapolis W-10: Lisa Bender
Minneapolis W-11: John Quincy
Minneapolis W-12: Andrew Johnson
Minneapolis W-13: Linea Palmisano