Stonewall DFL to Back Jacob Frey for Minneapolis Mayor and Endorses in 8 Additional Races

Gabe Aderhold, Brad Bourn, Steffanie Musich, Lisa Bender, Andrew Johnson, Linea Palmisano, Mohamud Noor, John Quincy selected for endorsement in 2017 municipal races.


Saint Paul, Minn., April 10, 2017 – The Stonewall DFL Caucus of Minnesota announced its endorsement of Jacob Frey for Minneapolis Mayor, Gabe Aderhold for Edina School Board and seven more Minneapolis City Council and Minneapolis Park Board contests.


Stonewall DFL endorsed Mohamund Noor in the Minneapolis City Council – Ward 6 race, Lisa Bender in Ward 10, John Quincy in Ward 11, Andrew Johnson in Ward 12, Linea Palmisano in Ward 13 and Steffanie Musich for Minneapolis Park Board District 5 and Brad Bourn for Minneapolis Park Board District 6.


“After more than five months of work by our committee volunteers and Board members, we are thrilled to have engaged in conversations with more than 50 candidates for office this cycle and are proud that we’ve made endorsement recommendations in almost every Minneapolis race this year,” said Del Jenkins, Stonewall DFL – Chair. “Interest in gaining the Stonewall DFL endorsement is at an all-time high and we’re excited to have so many responses across the metro area. Our endorsements provide convention delegates, as well as the general voting public, a tremendous guide to the candidates who most strongly represent the voices of equality in Minnesota.”


Endorsed candidates meet or exceed Stonewall DFL’s screening criteria as set forth by its Political Support Committee and affirmed by at least two-thirds majority of the Stonewall DFL Board of Directors. A full list of Stonewall DFL endorsed candidates is available via their online Voter’s Guide. Information about the endorsement process is available on the Stonewall DFL website at


Additional candidates will be screened in May. The next meeting of the Board of Directors where endorsement votes will be cast is scheduled for May 13. Any races where both the written questionnaires and screenings have been completed for all DFL candidates in a race will be considered for endorsement at the May 13 meeting. All meetings will be announced on the organization’s Facebook page and the Stonewall DFL website.


About Stonewall DFL

Stonewall DFL works for a safe and equitable Minnesota by electing Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and allied Democrats to public office in Minnesota and to party office in the Minnesota DFL. The caucus offers endorsements for local, state and federal DFL candidates who support equality for all Minnesotans. Stonewall DFL provides endorsed candidates with both financial and volunteer support whenever possible. The Board of Directors meets on a monthly basis to carry out the business of the caucus and is open to the public. For information, visit, join its Facebook page or follow @StonewallDFL on Twitter.


The Minnesota Stonewall DFL Caucus was first organized in August 1980 as the LGBTF Caucus. Its charter was recognized by the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party of Minnesota in 1982 and was renamed Stonewall DFL in 1992. Today, Stonewall is the DFL’s oldest and most active community caucus and the oldest continuously-operating political advocacy organization whose mission is to promote LGBTQ equality across the state of Minnesota.