2015 Smart Trips Voter Guide

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2015 is a big year for St. Paul’s City Council election. Two long-term councilmembers aren’t running and several contested seats are in tight races.

We polled all of this year’s candidates to get a sense of where they stand on transportation issues facing St. Paul, both where we are at and where we’re going. Questions ranged from how they get around in St. Paul, to their vision for safe, easy transportation for everyone, and many points in between.

Member of the City Council are vital to implementing many of the plans the city has, like the St. Paul Bicycle Plan and the Complete Streets Policy, as well as bringing the city forward on major transit projects and  transportation policies.

Each candidate was asked the same series of questions and their responses are reported verbatim. We broke up this guide by the races in each City Council Ward.

We hope this guide will help you shape your opinion of who to vote for come November 3 and keep those candidates accountable once they are in office.

Ward 1

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Trahern Crews

Ward 1 candidate

Response

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Dai Thao

Ward 1 incumbent

Response

Ward 2

Sharon Anderson

Sharon Anderson

Ward 2 candidate

Response

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Pat Fearing

Ward 2 candidate

Response

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Bill Hosko

Ward 2 candidate

Response

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Michael C. Johnson

Ward 2 candidate

Response

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Rebecca Noecker

Ward 2 candidate

Response

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Darren Tobolt

Ward 2 candidate

Response

Ward 3

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Chris Tolbert

Ward 3 incumbent

Response

Ward 4

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Tom Goldstein

Ward 4 candidate

Response

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Russ Stark

Ward 4 incumbent

Response

Ward 5

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Amy Brendmoen

Ward 5 incumbent

Response

David Glass

David J. Glass

Ward 5 candidate

Response

Ward 6

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Dan Bostrom

Ward 6 incumbent

Response

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Kevin T. Bradley

Ward 6 candidate

Response

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Edward Davis

Ward 6 candidate

Response

Ward 7

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Jane Prince

Ward 7 candidate

Response

Learn more

  • See the full questionnaire sent to candidates. more….
  • Check out a map of the City Council Wards. more….
  • Learn which Ward you live in and who represents you. more….
  • See how the candidates responded to even more issues in the East Metro Voter Guide. more….
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