2023 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

City of Brooklyn Park

  • West District: Tony McGarvey

City of Minneapolis

  • Ward 13: Linea Palmisano

Find out who represents you here.

This list will continue to be updated.

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.

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.