St. Paul mayoral election: A crash course

MELVIN CARTER III – Endorsed by Al Franken, Mark Dayton, Keith Ellison, and Erin Murphy – Supports community-first police reform – Wants development in low-income areas along the Green Line

DAI THAO – First Hmong city councilman in St. Paul – Endorsed by Our Revolution Minnesota, a progressive policy group, and the Minnesota Nurses Association – Wants to allocate resources more equitably across the city

TOM GOLDSTEIN – Opposes any public financing of stadiums or theaters – Wants to invest in high-speed internet access to cover the entire city – Wants to provide housing and transit subsidies to homeless citizens

ELIZABETH DICKINSON – Green Party nominee, won 20 percent of mayoral vote in 2005 – Supports increasing the minimum wage to $15 an hour – Promises an energy access plan to focus on sustainability

PAT HARRIS – Endorsed by police union, The Pioneer Press, and The Star Tribune – Four-term city councilman, currently a bank vice president for government relations – Supports increasing loans for small businesses

The election will be held on Nov. 7. Students can vote at Macalester Plymouth United Church. Same day voter registration is available.

November 2, 2017

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