2024 Election

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This is prepared and paid for by the AFSCME Council 5 PEOPLE Fund, 300 Hardman Ave. S. South St. Paul, MN 55075. It is not coordinated with or approved by any candidate nor is any candidate responsible for it. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.

AFSCME Endorsements

U.S. Congress

  • Kelly Morrison, U.S. Representative, District 3
  • Ilhan OmarU.S. Representative, District 5

Minnesota House of Representatives

  • Kari Rehrauer, District 35B

Hennepin County Board of Commissioners

  • Jeffrey Lunde, District 1
  • Heather Edelson, District 6
  • Kevin Anderson, District 7

Anoka County Board of Commissioners

  • Betsy O'Berry, District 1
  • Mike Gamache, District 5
  • Julie Jeppson, District 6
  • Mandy Meisner, District 7

This list will continue to be updated with additional endorsements.

Find out who represents you here.

What is the Endorsement Process?

Regional PEOPLE Committees are made up of rank-and-file and local AFSCME members who ensure all candidates submit a completed questionnaire with answers to questions regarding the shared values of our members. During the screening, members are able to ask questions of the candidates and hold them accountable to our shared values. The PEOPLE Committee then may issue a recommendation for endorsement. Per the Council 5 Constitution, all endorsements are formally approved by the AFSCME Council 5 Executive Board. Federal candidates are approved by our International Union.

Can I participate?

Absolutely! All dues-paying members of AFSCME Council 5 can attend regional PEOPLE Committee screenings with candidates. All attendees will be allowed to ask questions of candidates, but only appointed PEOPLE Committee members may cast a formal vote to endorse/not endorse. These recommendations are then forwarded to the AFSCME Council 5 Executive Board, comprised of members of AFSCME Council 5.

Time Off to Vote

Your employer is required by Minnesota Statute to give you sufficient time off to vote without penalty or loss of pay. If this statute is violated, the employer is guilty of a misdemeanor. Click here to view the statute.