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Endorsements

Thank you to the following organizations, elected officials, and community leaders who have endorsed Betsy Hodges for Mayor!

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Organizations
Clean Water Action
DFL African-American Caucus
DFL Latino Caucus
EMILY’s List
Minnesota Asian Indian Democratic Association
Minnesota Women’s Political Caucus
Service Employees International Union- Minnesota State Council
Sierra Club
TakeAction Minnesota
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Elected Officials
Senator Scott Dibble, campaign co-chair
Representative Susan Allen
Representative Karen Clark
Representative Frank Hornstein
Representative John Lesch
Representative Jean Wagenius
Former House Minority Leader Matt Entenza
Hennepin County Commissioner Gail Dorfman
Ramsey County Attorney John Choi
Bloomington City Council Member Karen Nordstrom
Edina City Council Member Joni Bennett
Minneapolis City Council Member John Quincy
Minneapolis City Council Member Gary Schiff
Former Minneapolis City Council Member Ralph Remington
Park Board Commissioner Brad Bourn
Board of Estimate and Taxation Vice President David Wheeler
Former Minneapolis School Board President Tom Madden
Former Minneapolis School Board Member Pam Costain
Former Minneapolis School Board Member Peggy Flanagan

Minnesota Mayors
Bruce Ahlgren, Cloquet
Doug Anderson, Dayton (former mayor)
Ardell F. Brede, Rochester
Chris Coleman, Saint Paul
Jo Emerson, White Bear Lake
Debbie Goettel, Richfield
Mary Hamann-Roland, Apple Valley
Marvin Johnson, Independence
Mike Maguire, Eagan
Don Ness, Duluth
Molly Park, Sunfish Lake
Brad Tabke, Shakopee
Wayne Wolden, Wadena

Community Leaders
Russ Adams
Ira Azhakh, owner, Caspian Bistro
Sara Barrow
Kim Bartman, owner, Bryant Lake Bowl, Barbette, Red Stag Supperclub, Bread & Pickle, Gigi’s Cafe, Pat’s Tap, Tiny Diner
Susy Bates
Jenn and Todd Bennington
Fawn Bernhardt-Norvell
Ken Bradley
Kate Brickman
Sean Broom
Frank Brown
Rick Cardenas
Donna Cassutt, former DFL Associate Chair
Reatha Clark King
Bob Corrick & Beth Parkhill
Metropolitan Council Member Gary Cunningham
Erin Dady
Michelle Diblee & Michele Morgan
Bill & Lori Dossett
Metropolitan Council Member Steve Elkins
Mike Erlandson, former DFL Chair
Zack Farley & Julie Cohen
John & Karen Finlayson
Eric Fought
Claudia Fuentes
Susan Gaertner
Jill Garcia, Chair, DFL Latino Caucus
Ben Goldfarb
Michael Guest & Kim Borton
Jamie Gulley
Jim Harkness
JJ Haywood, owner, Pizza Luce
Linnea House
Ruhel Islam, owner, Gandi Mahal
Dr. Josie Johnson, campaign co-chair
Van Jones, author of Rebuild the Dream
Ann Kim, owner, Pizzeria Lola
Carla Kjellberg & Dick Kaspari
Amy Lange
Judge LaJune Lange
Tim Manning
Kristen McMullen
Brian Melendez, former DFL Chair
Chris Meyer
Javier Morillo
Patrick Ness
Jonathan & Emily Lilja Palmer
john a. powell
Julie Ristau & Jay Walljasper
Amy Rotenberg
Khani Sahebjam
Kelly Schwinghammer
Leah Solo
Tim Springer
John Stiles
Jennifer Swanson
Ruth Usem
Peter Wagenius
Laura Waterman Wittstock
David Wells
Alfonso Wenker
Daniel Yang
Bill Ziegler