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Supports Selcer in District 48A

I am a teacher in the Hopkins District and a Minnetonka resident. I want to see Rep. Yvonne Selcer re-elected to the state House for our district, 48A.

I have known Rep. Selcer since she was on our School Board. I have been consistently impressed with her responsiveness, dedication, and commitment to our families. As a teacher, I still feel her legacy on the board. She left our district in good fiscal standing with programs that are responding to our diverse community. She knows what our children need to get a good education, and has always made sure our schools have the ability to provide for our students.

As our representative, Yvonne Selcer voted to make sure our schools were paid back the money that was “borrowed” from them — something her predecessor, Kirk Stensrud, did not do when he was our one-term representative at the Capitol. She is also fighting for fair teacher and student standards that are both challenging and inclusive.

Yvonne Selcer represents the needs of everyone in our community well. She has gained respect and seniority amongst her legislative peers. She deserves to be re-elected in the fall.

Heather Copps
Eden Prairie News, September 18, 2014

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Election Results Watch Party


What’s an election without a results watch party?  No state or national races on the ticket? No problem!  We’re holding a watch party for the races on this year’s ticket.

Tomorrow evening, those wanting to gather with their fellow Democrats to watch the election results come in for Eden Prairie School Board and it’s referendum questions, Hopkins School Board and it’s referendum questions, Minnetonka City Council and Minnetonka School Board are welcome to join us.

What:  Election Results Watch

Where:  Borine Home, 18285 Croixwood Ln, Eden Prairie, MN 55347

When:  Tuesday, starting at 9:00 PM

Need more info?  Contact us at [email protected].

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November, 2013 Elections

There are a number of elections on the ballot this November 5.  Where there isn’t a national race or event a state race on the ticket, people tend to tell themselves it doesn’t make any difference if they don’t take a bit of time away from work (it’s in statute that you can take time off to vote) or an evening to do that one action that makes us a representative democracy — vote.And, in several of these races, they will have a direct affect on your life than some of the state or national positions do.

So, please, put voting on your calendar and make certain you take that time that citizens of Minnesota and the United States and cast your ballot.

Eden Prairie School Board

At the recent Eden Prairie School Board Candidate Forum hosted by the League of Women Voters, these candidates stated they were endorsed by the Senate District 48 Republican Party of Minnesota:  Murshid Barud, Renee Jacobus and Holly Link.  Mr. Barud led outreach efforts for the Emmer gubernatorial campaign. Elaine Larabee is the Treasurer for Rep. Jenifer Loon (48B-R).

Based on what the candidates have said, we believe these candidates most closely match the  DFL Party’s positions on education:

Timothy Laurie

With this race, the individuals receiving the highest vote totals will be elected to the three open positions. So, we ask that you research the candidates in this race and only vote for those who support your values on education.

Eden Prairie School District Referendum

Want to find out more about the referendum that’s on this November’s ballot? The district’s website has a section of their website devoted to the two questions that will be on the ballot. Here’s a link to that site.

The district has not had a funding increase since 2004. The current Republican-controlled School Board, felt additional funding is critical. Public education is one of the strongest planks of the DFL’s platform and specifically cited in the Minnesota state constitution.

  • Therefore, we believe funding public education is needed for a viable democracy. And, that voting for the referendum questions is a position matching that of our party platform.

Eden Prairie Polling Locations

Where the only items on the ballot this November are school district issues, the election is being handled by the district. That means we’ll have fewer polling locations. Here’s a link to our page with where polling will be held and how to find out where you’ll be voting.

Hopkins School Board

There are 3 seats open on the Hopkins School Board. These are the candidates who are running to fill those positions:  Betsy Anderson, Warren Goodroad, Gary Jing, Heather Hansen, Katie Fulkerson, Michael “Doobie” Kurus and Tobias McKenna.

Betsy Anderson has served on the school board since 2005. Mr. Goodroad has served since 2009. Katie Fulkerson has been Senate District 48 Republican Party of Minnesota’s Vice Chair.

Based on what the candidates have said, we believe these candidates most closely match the  DFL Party’s positions on education:

Betsy Anderson
Warren Goodroad
Michael “Doobie” Kurus

Hopkins School District Referendum

Want to find out more about the Hopkins School District’s referendum questions? Here’s a link to their site.

the Hopkins School District, like others in our area, has been dealing with state funding that hasn’t kept up with inflation. Public education is critical for our children’s success in the workplace tomorrow. We believe this referendum should be supported. 

Minnetonka City Council

The position of mayor and the two At Large City Council seat are up for election in November. Here are the candidates:

Mayor:                   Terry Schneider, incumbent, and Grace Sheely, challenger

At Large Seat A:  Dick Allendorf, incumbent, and Angela Griffin, challenger

At Large Seat B:  Patti Acomb, incumbent, and Dan Martin, challenger

In these races, we believe the following candidates most closely match DFL party positions:

Gracy Sheely, Mayor
Angela Griffin, At Large Seat A
Patti Acomb, At Large Seat B

Minnetonka School Board

Here are the candidates running for Minnetonka School Board and links to their websites:

  • Heidi Garcia, http://voteheidigarcia.com/
  • John Holcomb, incumbent,  http://www.electjohn4tonka.com/home
  • Deirdre Keller-Zucker, http://www.deirdre4tonka.com/
  • Pam Langseth, incumbent, http://www.pamlangseth.com/

All candidates bring strengths to this race. Any of them would be strong School Board members.

League of Women Voters Forums

Most of the League’s forums have taken place by our issue date. If you didn’t have a chance to attend, you can still watch them. They will be aired on local cable channels (information not yet available). Or, you can visit the League’s website to watch the forums there.

Where to Vote

If you’re voting in Minnetonka, it looks like you’ll be voting at your regular polling place.

As we mentioned above, f you’re voting in Eden Prairie, you may not be voting at your regular polling location.

To find out where you’re voting November 5, and to find out about candidates and see a sample ballot, please visit the Secretary of State’s Polling Place Finder.

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November, 2013 Polling Locations

Voting-ArtworkIn Eden Prairie, the only items on the ballot will be for Eden Prairie School Board positions and a school funding referendum. In situations like this, precincts are combined into fewer polling locations.

To insure you find your polling location for voting, we’ve contacted Independent School District No. 272. Here’s a list of the polling locations and precincts voting at each location:

Eden Prairie Precincts 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6 will be voting at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 16515 Luther Way, Eden Prairie, MN.

Eden Prairie Precincts 4, 7, 8, 11 and 12 will be voting at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 13600 Technology Drive, Eden Prairie, MN.

Eden Prairie Precincts 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17 will be voting at Prairie Lutheran Church, 11000 Blossom Rd, Eden Prairie, MN.

Eden Prairie Precincts 9, 10, 18 and 19 will be voting at Grace Church, Pioneer Trail and Spring Hill Rd, Eden Prairie, MN.

For Minnetonka residents, you will be voting at your regular polling location.

Not certain what precinct you live in? Visit the Minnesota Secretary of State’s Pollfinder website.


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