The Longfellow-Nokomis area will see few changes in city council representation following the November 7 election results where all 13 Minneapolis City Council seats were on the ballot and all the incumbents were reelected.
Ward 12, where Andrew Johnson, the incumbent, did not seek reelection is the only ward in the area where there will be a new council member. Aurin Chowdhury was elected over Luther Ranheim and Nancy Ford with 6,525 votes to Ranheim’s 4,431 and Ford’s 1,161. Chowdhury will be sworn in early as Johnson is resigning early. Ward 12, that includes Cooper, Ericsson, Hiawatha part of Howe, Keewaydin, Minnehaha, Morris Park and Standish, had the highest voter turnout in the city with 48.2% of registered voters voting.
Ward 2, that includes parts of the Cedar Riverside and Seward neighborhoods, had the lowest voter turnout of any ward in the city where 17.1% of the ward’s registered voters reelected Robin Wonsley who got 1,381 of the 2,075 votes cast. She ran unopposed.
In ward 6, that includes some of Cedar Riverside, Phillips West, Seward and Ventura Village, Jamal Osman was reelected with 2,500 votes in the final round. Ward 6 had 15,644 voters which is 31.5% of the ward’s registered voters.
In ward 8, that includes Bancroft, Bryant, Central, Field, Northrop and Regina, there was a 42.4% voter turnout, and Andrea Jenkins won by only 38 votes over Soren Stevenson with 3,894 to 3,856 votes.
In ward 9, that includes Central, Corcoran, East Phillips, Howe, Longfellow and Powderhorn Park, there was a 29.5% voter turnout. Jason Chavez defeated Daniel Orban 3,407 to 881.
In ward 11, that includes Diamond Lake, Field, Hale, Keewaydin, Northrop, Page, and Wenonah, there was a 28.1% voter turnout. Emily Koski was elected over Gabrielle M. Prosser with 5,259 out of the 5,972 votes cast.
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