Stonewall DFL Endorses in Minneapolis Park Board, Saint Paul School Board, Bloomington and Saint Louis Park City Council Races

Londel French, Devin Hogan, Mike Tate, AK Hassan, John Broderick, Jeanelle Foster, Eduardo Barrera, Patrick Martin and Zaylore Stout selected for endorsement.

 

Saint Paul, Minn., May 17, 2017 – The Stonewall DFL Caucus of Minnesota announced its endorsement of Londel French and Devin Hogan for Minneapolis Park Board At-Large, Mike Tate for Minneapolis Park Board District 2, AK Hassan, for Minneapolis Park Board District 3 and John Broderick, Jeanelle Foster and Eduardo Barrera for Saint Paul School Board.
Stonewall DFL also endorsed Patrick Martin in the Bloomington City Council district 4 race as well as Zaylore Stout in the Saint Louis Park City Council race.

 

“As we get close to celebrating LGBTQ Pride month in Minnesota, we are proud of the work our many volunteers have done in the past six months to engage and evaluate candidates in the state’s two largest cities as well as in communities from around the metro area,” said Del Jenkins, Stonewall DFL – Chair. “Our endorsed candidates all enter the month of June with resounding support from our caucus and the momentum of members of the LGBTQ community united behind them to support us in our ongoing fight for equality.”

 

Endorsed candidates meet or exceed Stonewall DFL’s screening criteria as set forth by its Political Support Committee and affirmed by at least 60 percent 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 www.dfl.org/stonewall/endorsements/2017-candidate-questionnaires/

 

The next meeting of the Board of Directors is scheduled for July 16. 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 dfl.org/stonewall, 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.