Minneapolis mayoral election, 2013

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Minneapolis mayoral election, 2013
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Betsy Hodges mayoral forum Oct 2013.jpg

Mark Andrew 2013.jpg

Candidate Betsy Hodges Mark Andrew
Party DFL DFL
Popular vote 28,962 (1st round)
38,870 (33rd round)
19,648 (1st round)
24,972 (33rd round)
Percentage 36.47% (1st round)
48.95% (33rd round)
24.74% (1st round)
31.44% (33rd round)

 

Don Samuels, 2013 DFL convention.jpg

Cam Winton portrait 2012.jpg

Candidate Don Samuels Cam Winton
Party DFL Independent
Popular vote 8,350 (1st round)
10,301 (32nd round)
7,533 (1st round)
8,969 (32nd round)
Percentage 10.51% (1st round)
12.97% (32nd round)
9.49% (1st round)
11.23% (32nd round)

Mayor before election

R. T. Rybak
DFL

Elected Mayor

Betsy Hodges
DFL

The 2013 Minneapolis mayoral election was held on November 5, 2013 to elect the Mayor of Minneapolis for a four-year term. This was the second mayoral election in the city's history to use instant-runoff voting, popularly known as ranked choice voting, first implemented in the city's 2009 elections. Municipal elections in Minnesota are nonpartisan, although candidates are able to identify with a political party on the ballot. After incumbent Mayor R. T. Rybak announced in late 2012 that he would not seek a fourth term, 35 candidates began campaigns to replace him. Many of these candidates sought the endorsement of the Minneapolis unit of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFL), though the convention ultimately ended with no endorsement.

Although she did not win enough votes to be victorious on the first ballot, DFLer Betsy Hodges held a "commanding" lead and was "poised" to be elected following completion of vote tabulations. Second-place finisher Mark Andrew effectively conceded on election night, saying that it was unlikely that he would overcome Hodges' lead.[1] Hodges was elected in the 33rd round after two days of vote tabulations.

Background[edit]

Minneapolis' 2009 elections were the first in the city's history to implement a system of ranked choice voting (RCV), whereby voters ranked up to their first three choices for an office instead of voting for just one.[2] Turnout that year was, however, the city's lowest in decades with under 46,000 ballots being cast.[2] Incumbent mayor R.T. Rybak won over 33,000 of those votes on the first round of voting, surpassing 22,579 which was the threshold of 50% of ballots cast plus one that were necessary to win the election.[3] A 2010 report prepared for the Minneapolis Elections Department by David Schultz and Kristi Rendahl of Hamline University determined that it was unclear whether the RCV system had met its stated goals of "increasing voter turnout, encouraging more candidates to run, [and] promoting more support for third party candidates."[4]

On December 27, 2012, Rybak, who had been in office since 2001, announced that he would not seek a fourth term as mayor.[5]

Candidates[edit]

A sign with a black frame holds a piece of paper reading "CANDIDATE FILING" with an arrow pointing to the right
A sign pointing to candidate filing

The official filing period with the City of Minneapolis for mayoral candidacy began on July 30 and lasted for two weeks, until August 13.[6] Candidates had until August 15 to withdraw and have their names taken off of the ballot.[7] In March 2013, City Council member Cam Gordon proposed raising the fee to run for mayor to $500, a move intended to "discourag[e] frivolous candidates" according to the Star Tribune.[8] However, the fee remained at $20 for the 2013 filing period.[7] While the election is officially nonpartisan,[9] there was a space on the affidavits of candidacy for candidates to declare their "Political Party or Principle".[10]

A total of 35 people declared their candidacy for mayor, a number that Minneapolis elections officials claimed hadn't been seen on the ballot since at least the 1980s, if not before.[11] Hamline University's Schultz commented that the crowded race would make it difficult for candidates to get name recognition, "[e]specially for some of those candidates who fall further down on the list because they probably don't have a lot of money, and they probably aren't going to get invited to debates."[12] An article in MinnPost suggested that the majority of candidates' campaigns would not have a lot of funding with which to work, nor would they be well organized.[13]

Gregg A. Iverson was the first of six candidates to submit their affidavits of candidacy on July 30, the first day of filing. Meanwhile, three candidates waited until August 13, the final day of the filing period, to submit their affidavits, including Cyd Gorman who was the last to file.[6] No candidates who registered with the Elections Department took advantage of the ability to withdraw their candidacies.[6]

Declared[edit]

A candidate's self-identified political party does not indicate endorsement by that party. Political party endorsements are listed in the "Political party endorsements" section below.

Political party endorsements[edit]

Party Candidate Source
Fifth Congressional District Independence Party of Minnesota First choice Stephanie Woodruff [50]
Second choice Don Samuels
Third choice Cam Winton
Libertarian Party of Minnesota First choice Christopher Clark [51]
Second choice Kurtis W. Hanna
Third choice Cam Winton
Minnesota Pirate Party Kurtis W. Hanna [52]
Minneapolis City Republican Committee Cam Winton [53][note 3]

Gallery[edit]

  • Not pictured: Mark V. Anderson, Neal Baxter, Alicia K. Bennett, Edmund Bernard Bruyere, Bob Carney, Jr., Christopher Clark, James Everett, Cyd Gorman, Mike Gould, John Leslie Hartwig, Jaymie Kelly, Tony Lane, Doug Mann, Abdun M. Rahaman, Joshua Rea, James L. Stroud, Jr., Jeffrey Alan Wagner, Rahn V. Workcuff

Withdrawn[edit]

A young man waves at a parade, while a campaign sign with his name, Gary Schiff, is held up behind him.
A middle aged man in a suit sits at a table, hands folded in front of him, eyes cast downward.
Schiff, Thomas
  • On June 19, DFL City Council member Gary Schiff announced an end to his campaign and backed Hodges.[54][note 1]
  • Jim Thomas announced his departure from the race on August 12 and put his support behind Andrew.[55]

Declined[edit]

Tina Smith in 2012

Campaigns[edit]

Announcements[edit]

Almost a month before Rybak announced that he intended to leave office, DFL City Council member Betsy Hodges of Minneapolis' thirteenth ward declared that she would run for mayor.[59] Her plans, however, were contingent upon whether Rybak would elect to run for a fourth time.[59] When Rybak made his announcement in December 2012, Hodges formally proclaimed her candidacy.[5]

The Star Tribune reported in early December 2012 that former DFL City Council President Jackie Cherryhomes was also considering a bid for the mayor's office.[60] Cherryhomes last held office in 2001, but remained involved at the Minneapolis City Hall as a lobbyist.[61] Like Hodges, she only intended to run if Rybak opted not to[60] and, like Hodges, she announced that she would run promptly after Rybak declared he would not, on December 27.[61]

DFL City Council member Gary Schiff from Minneapolis' ninth ward was also mulling a mayoral run in mid-December when he filed paperwork to form a committee that could support his potential candidacy.[62] Unlike Hodges and Cherryhomes, Schiff stated that whether he would run or not would probably not be contingent upon what Rybak decided to do.[62] On January 29, Schiff announced that he would seek the mayor's seat.[63]

Fifth ward City Council member Don Samuels, another DFLer, was considering running for the office shortly after Rybak announced that he wouldn't run again.[64] Samuels had served on the City Council for a decade at that time and had most recently run but dropped out of a race for Hennepin County Commissioner.[64] A day after Schiff made his candidacy official, Samuels entered the race as well, becoming the third sitting member of City Council to do so.[65]

Mark Andrew, formerly a Hennepin County Commissioner and the chair of the DFL from 1995 until 1997, expressed in early January that he was "very interested" in potentially vying for the position of mayor.[66] Since leaving public office, Andrew had begun GreenMark, an environmental marketing firm.[67] He officially declared his candidacy on February 7, 2013, acknowledging his late entrance into the race relative to some of his opponents.[67]

Running as an independent, attorney Cam Winton is mentioned in a Star Tribune article dated March 20, 2013.[68] Winton, a Republican, stated that he did not intend to seek the DFL endorsement, making him the only candidate declared at the time to do so.[69]

Dan Cohen, a Republican former City Council member, said on May 28 that he would run for mayor if the DFL failed to agree on an endorsement.[70] Cohen, who sits on Minneapolis' Charter and Planning Commissions, was a Council member in the 1960s[71] He last ran for mayor in 1969, losing to Charles Stenvig.[25] Cohen formally declared his candidacy on June 18.[71]

Pre-convention debates[edit]

The first debate between mayoral candidates took place on March 27 at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs.[72] Moderated by professor of political science Larry Jacobs, as well as some of his students, the debate included Andrew, Hodges, Schiff, Cherryhomes, and Samuels, noted by Jacobs as being the "leading DFL candidates".[72] Winton observed the debate from the audience but was not invited to participate as he was not seeking the DFL endorsement.[72] Candidates fielded questions on the Vikings Stadium (responding anywhere from heavily in favor of the project to staunchly against it), property taxes (no candidate accepted a pledge from Jacobs not to raise them), how to reviatlize North Minneapolis, and their qualifications for the job of mayor.[72]

DFL endorsement convention[edit]

From left to right, an older man in a dark suit, a middle aged woman in a white blazer, and a middle aged woman in a salmon blouse sit at a long dark table in front of dark blue curtains.
From left to right, a bespectacled middle aged man, a younger bald man holding a wireless microphone, and a balding middle aged man, all in suits, sit at a long dark table in front of dark blue curtains.
Samuels, Hodges, Cherryhomes, Andrew, Schiff, and Thomas seated at the DFL endorsement convention on June 15, 2013

An endorsement convention was held by the DFL on June 15, 2013, at the Minneapolis Convention Center.[73] All candidates then declared with the exception of Winton (Andrew, Cherryhomes, Hodges, Samuels, Schiff, and Thomas) sought the nomination and were present at the event.[73] Sixty percent of delegate votes were required to receive the endorsement.[74]

During the first round of voting, Jim Thomas, Cheryhomes, and Samuels were eliminated as each failed to secure the ten percent of the vote required to move on to the second round.[75] Schiff was eliminated after the second ballot, leaving Andrew and Hodges.[73] Andrew came first in every round of voting but never reached the 60 percent threshold.[75] Hodges invited her delegates outside of the Convention Center to eat pizza.[75] Their absence meant that a quorum was not present at the convention and so, on the fifth ballot, the convention ended with no endorsement.[73]

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Mark
Andrew
Jackie
Cherryhomes
Dan
Cohen
Bob
Fine
Betsy
Hodges
Don
Samuels
Cam
Winton
Stephanie
Woodruff
Other Undecided
Pulse Opinion Research September 8–10, 2013 800 ± 3.5% 10% 7% 16% 1% 14% 16% 9% 5% 6% 16%

Results[edit]

None of the candidates passed the threshold to be elected in the first round, necessitating several rounds of vote transfers. Betsy Hodges was elected in the 33rd round.

Minneapolis mayoral election, 2013[76]
Political party/principle Candidate  % 1st Choice Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 Round 7 Round 8 Round 9 Round 10 Round 11 Round 12 Round 13 Round 14 Round 15 Round 16 Round 17
DFL Betsy Hodges 36.47 28,962 28,983 28,984 28,988 28,994 28,999 29,003 29,015 29,023 29,027 29,031 29,036 29,043 29,071 29,103 29,117 29,123
DFL Mark Andrew 24.74 19,648 19,664 19,668 19,669 19,676 19,677 19,683 19,688 19,690 19,693 19,698 19,708 19,725 19,738 19,754 19,796 19,803
DFL Don Samuels 10.51 8,350 8,354 8,355 8,357 8,365 8,370 8,373 8,378 8,381 8,382 8,385 8,392 8,397 8,405 8,414 8,423 8,428
independent responsible inclusive Cam Winton 9.49 7,533 7,540 7,542 7,544 7,544 7,547 7,548 7,556 7,562 7,564 7,567 7,570 7,571 7,576 7,591 7,593 7,613
DFL Jackie Cherryhomes 4.47 3,548 3,551 3,551 3,551 3,551 3,556 3,560 3,566 3,568 3,571 3,580 3,586 3,609 3,613 3,617 3,628 3,636
DFL Bob Fine 2.65 2,101 2,103 2,105 2,106 2,108 2,112 2,115 2,117 2,118 2,121 2,122 2,125 2,135 2,137 2,141 2,147 2,147
Jobs Downtown Casino Dan Cohen 2.28 1,808 1,811 1,813 1,815 1,815 1,816 1,819 1,820 1,826 1,832 1,837 1,845 1,852 1,855 1,859 1,865 1,870
DFL Stephanie Woodruff 1.28 1,014 1,016 1,017 1,018 1,019 1,020 1,020 1,024 1,025 1,029 1,029 1,033 1,039 1,047 1,054 1,060 1,060
Simplify Government Mark V. Anderson 1.24 984 985 986 989 990 995 996 997 1,002 1,007 1,010 1,018 1,020 1,025 1,028 1,029 1,045
Green Party of Minnesota Doug Mann 0.98 779 782 787 791 794 796 796 800 801 802 809 813 816 831 836 841 846
Republican Party of Minnesota Ole Savior 0.88 700 701 702 702 702 705 705 705 711 715 715 720 722 724 734 735 753
We the people... Abdul M. Rahaman "The Rock" 0.45 355 356 356 356 357 358 360 360 360 365 369 372 377 382 382 386 388
DFL Alicia K. Bennett 0.45 354 355 355 355 356 356 359 360 363 367 370 376 381 382 382 393 395
Green Party of Minnesota James Everett 0.44 349 350 351 352 355 358 358 359 365 368 370 371 371 380 383 384 388
Count All Rankings Captain Jack Sparrow 0.33 265 270 271 271 277 278 279 279 280 284 288 293 295 299 304 307 309
Socialist Workers Party Tony Lane 0.28 220 221 224 224 224 225 226 227 228 230 231 236 238 244 246 250 251
DFL Mike Gould 0.26 204 207 207 207 207 207 209 210 210 214 217 218 220 221 227 235 236
Minnesota Pirate Party Kurtis W. Hanna 0.25 200 200 200 201 202 202 202 202 204 204 206 207 207 214 214 216 222
Stop Foreclosures Now Jaymie Kelly 0.25 197 198 198 198 199 200 203 204 204 206 215 220 224 236 241 242 243
Libertarian Party of Minnesota Christopher Clark 0.24 192 194 196 196 196 197 197 197 200 202 202 203 205 206 212 212 266
Libertarian Christopher Robin Zimmerman 0.22 172 172 172 173 173 177 178 179 182 185 186 188 190 192 194 194
DFL Jeffrey Alan Wagner 0.21 167 167 167 167 167 168 171 171 172 174 176 179 186 188 189
Local Energy/Food Troy Benjegerdes 0.19 149 149 150 150 150 150 152 156 157 158 158 164 167
Independent Neal Baxter 0.19 147 147 147 148 148 153 153 153 168 172 173 176 178 180
DFL Gregg A. Iverson 0.18 146 146 147 149 149 149 149 149 152 153 155 156
End Homelessness Now Joshua Rea 0.14 110 110 110 113 113 114 115 115 116 119
Jobs & Justice Merrill Anderson 0.14 109 109 109 112 113 113 118 121 122 123 139
Last Minneapolis Mayor Bill Kahn 0.13 102 103 104 105 106 106 108 108 110
Independent John Leslie Hartwig 0.12 97 97 99 99 100 101 101 101
Legacy-Next Generation Edmund Bernard Bruyere 0.09 72 72 72 72 72 73 73
Independence Party of Minnesota Rahn V. Workcuff 0.08 66 66 66 66 66
The people's choice James "Jimmy" L. Stroud, Jr. 0.08 65 66 66 66 68 68
Demand Transit Revolution Bob "Again" Carney Jr 0.07 56 56 56 57
Police Reform Cyd Gorman 0.05 39 39 39
Lauraist Communist John Charles Wilson 0.05 37 38
N/A Write-in 0.15 118
Exhausted ballots 37 43 57 59 69 86 98 115 148 177 210 247 269 310 362 393
Political party/principle Candidate  % 1st Choice Round 18 Round 19 Round 20 Round 21 Round 22 Round 23 Round 24 Round 25 Round 26 Round 27 Round 28 Round 29 Round 30 Round 31 Round 32 Round 33  % Final
DFL Betsy Hodges 36.47 29,172 29,185 29,259 29,316 29,324 29,382 29,417 29,490 29,592 29,606 30,045 30,289 30,672 30,963 32,581 38,870 48.95
DFL Mark Andrew 24.74 19,813 19,843 19,851 19,876 19,884 19,907 19,942 19,987 20,022 20,044 20,151 20,209 20,336 20,527 21,831 24,972 31.44
DFL Don Samuels 10.51 8,439 8,455 8,461 8,478 8,483 8,494 8,501 8,530 8,556 8,580 8,623 8,699 8,844 9,097 10,301
independent responsible inclusive Cam Winton 9.49 7,634 7,637 7,642 7,647 7,704 7,715 7,718 7,723 7,730 7,823 7,841 7,936 8,030 8,449 8,969
DFL Jackie Cherryhomes 4.47 3,638 3,654 3,662 3,669 3,671 3,682 3,690 3,711 3,741 3,751 3,769 3,869 3,961 4,070
DFL Bob Fine 2.65 2,155 2,168 2,172 2,176 2,182 2,198 2,204 2,223 2,236 2,255 2,286 2,343 2,417 2,559
Jobs Downtown Casino Dan Cohen 2.28 1,879 1,887 1,897 1,900 1,916 1,939 1,944 1,954 1,963 2,016 2,049 2,102 2,143
DFL Stephanie Woodruff 1.28 1,063 1,078 1,085 1,089 1,090 1,098 1,115 1,186 1,198 1,202 1,239 1,259
Simplify Government Mark V. Anderson 1.24 1,049 1,049 1,053 1,056 1,074 1,078 1,086 1,097 1,106 1,153 1,163
Green Party of Minnesota Doug Mann 0.98 863 867 899 961 971 993 996 1,002 1,089 1,106
Republican Party of Minnesota Ole Savior 0.88 757 759 760 760 798 810 814 817 817
We the people... Abdul M. Rahaman "The Rock" 0.45 391 396 398 398 399 415
DFL Alicia K. Bennett 0.45 396 416 425 431 434 437 443
Green Party of Minnesota James Everett 0.44 400 403 413 428 431 440 444 452
Count All Rankings Captain Jack Sparrow 0.33 325 329 333 341 352
Socialist Workers Party Tony Lane 0.28 256 263 276
DFL Mike Gould 0.26 238
Minnesota Pirate Party Kurtis W. Hanna 0.25
Stop Foreclosures Now Jaymie Kelly 0.25 248 252
Libertarian Party of Minnesota Christopher Clark 0.24 280 283 283 287
Libertarian Christopher Robin Zimmerman 0.22
DFL Jeffrey Alan Wagner 0.21
Local Energy/Food Troy Benjegerdes 0.19
Independent Neal Baxter 0.19
DFL Gregg A. Iverson 0.18
End Homelessness Now Joshua Rea 0.14
Jobs & Justice Merrill Anderson 0.14
Last Minneapolis Mayor Bill Kahn 0.13
Independent John Leslie Hartwig 0.12
Legacy-Next Generation Edmund Bernard Bruyere 0.09
Independence Party of Minnesota Rahn V. Workcuff 0.08
The people's choice James "Jimmy" L. Stroud, Jr. 0.08
Demand Transit Revolution Bob "Again" Carney Jr 0.07
Police Reform Cyd Gorman 0.05
Lauraist Communist John Charles Wilson 0.05
N/A Write-in 0.15
Exhausted ballots 419 491 546 602 702 827 1,101 1,243 1,365 1,879 2,249 2,709 3,012 3,750 5,733 15,573 19.61
  • Threshold: 39,708
  • Valid: 79,415[note 4]
  • Undervotes: 686
  • Turnout: 80,101

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Five DFLers: Mark Andrew, Jackie Cherryhomes, Betsy Hodges, Don Samuels, Gary Schiff and Cam Winton (an Independent {i.e.: Republican}) were featured in the Star Tribune article: "Minneapolis Mayoral Hopefuls".
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Eight candidates were mentioned in Curtis Gilbert's August 13th 2013 report for MPR News, "35 candidates queue up in Minneapolis mayor's race": "...Don Samuels and Betsy Hodges, former council members Jackie Cherryhomes and Dan Cohen, former Hennepin County commissioner Mark Andrew, Park Board Commissioner Bob Fine, business executive Stephanie Woodruff and attorney Cam Winton. ..."
  3. ^ A "recommendation." Not an official endorsement.
  4. ^ Total votes counted in the first round. Does not include undervotes, overvotes, defective, or spoiled ballots.

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