Endorsements

Marne Zafar, Seward neighborhood leader

Marne Zafar

Thoughtful and Caring. Knowledgeable and Invested in the issues. Always present and available to be the voice of his constituents. Always willing to fight for his neighbors’ rights.

Sahra Noor, former CEO of the People's Center (Cedar-Riverside)

Sahra Nour

I’ve worked with Cam closely over the years and know how much he cares about the health of everyone in our community, especially those who have for too long been left out and left behind. He has championed health equity in Ward 2 neighborhoods and across Minneapolis, with real results.

Russom Solomon, owner, Red Sea Ethiopian Restaurant

Russom Solomon

Cam cares about small, immigrant and BIPOC owned businesses like mine. When we ran into an issue with City staff, Cam was right there with us, supported us all the way, and made sure it was resolved in a way that allowed our business to thrive. I support Cam because I’ve seen how he supports our community.

Christine Coughlin, MN State Director Animal Humane Society

My family and I have lived in Ward 2 for 20 years this fall. I feel tremendously grateful to have such a thoughtful and principled representative in Cam Gordon. Cam is accessible, welcoming, real, and respectful. He knows how to get things done- to turn good ideas into practical reality, which is a rare gift, especially in today’s world. He has a fearless mind, an open heart, and treats everyone well. Please join me in supporting Cam Gordon’s reelection to represent Ward 2 in Minneapolis.

Timothy DenHerder-Thomas, renewable energy advocate

Cam's leadership has been essential for helping Minneapolis move forward on an approach to community solar that works for all of us, including renters, low-income folks, and communities of color. As a leader of a local clean energy cooperative making sure we can all own the benefits of clean energy, I've been proud to collaborate with Cam's efforts to ensure a just and equitable approach to climate solutions in Minneapolis.

Janne K. Flisrand, housing and transit advocate

Cam was focused on public safety and police accountability when he was first elected, and he's never lost sight of that work, whether the community was focused on it or not. He's learned what does and doesn't work to hold the Minneapolis Police Department accountable and to give the City Council tools to hold the MPD accountable. We need that experience in City Hall.

Pakou Hang, Community Advocate

Pakou Hang

In my tenure as the Executive Director for the Hmong American Farmers Association and a member of the Minneapolis Food Council, I observed Cam’s relentless leadership, his integrity and his thoughtfulness. I remember oftentimes leaving Food Council meetings and feeling so grateful that we had such a person like Cam in a leadership role.

Jenna Hoge, Prospect Park resident

I first met Cam when I went to his office hours with a problem. He listened to my issue, asked thoughtful questions, and he connected me to the right people who could help. That’s Cam Gordon’s way, and that’s why I support Cam for Ward 2 City Council: Cam listens to and engages with our community and then he brings those voices and ideas forward, navigating the complex City bureaucracy so they can actually happen. I believe in Cam’s values - justice, sustainability, and peace - and I believe in his approach.

Between his community involvement around the police precinct in Seward, his public safety block talks, his being up all night with the election arrests on 94, he has demonstrated commitment to listening, standing with us, and following through on the promise he made in Powderhorn Park this summer.

Joshua Houdek, Longfellow resident and environmental advocate

Cam votes 100% the way I would, on every issue: from safer streets to policing. Just as importantly, Cam and policy aide Robin get things done, in my neighborhood and across our city. Cam's got my vote in 2021. 

Unny Nambudiripad

Unny Nambudiripad

The Minneapolis City Council needs somebody who is devoted to listening to the most marginalized voices, showing up consistently in community and support of positive social change, and has a deep understanding and willingness to learn about local policy. Cam Gordon is that person and I am excited to endorse him.

Jamie Schumacher, small business organizer

Jamie Schumacher

Cam Gordon is the real deal. I first met Cam after working with the West Bank Business Association. He was not my home neighborhood council member, but he came to feel like my council member thanks to his steady presence and reliability in communication and leadership.

Cam is a member of Minneapolis Green party, and has been a consistent advocate for neighborhood needs in housing, community-led development, and ethical processes in a political landscape tinged with dramatic politicking.

One of the things I appreciate about Cam is that he always made sure there was a seat for me. In conversations about the University that would impact West Bank businesses, he made sure to invite me to join. Cam and his equally collaborative aide Robin Garwood did their best to keep the West Bank at the table, even though we could be a feisty neighborhood to work with.

Some folks come to council as a stepping stone on their path to continually increasing political power and financial gain. Others come to council from a deep desire to serve their community - to listen, to share, and to help make their city a better place to live, learn and work. Leadership in city politics shouldn’t be about working your way up the political hierarchy. It should be about how you represent your constituents. How you use your seat of power to hold the city accountable for its missteps, and help build a better city for everyone - everyone that lives there. 

Cam is that kind of leader for Minneapolis, a leader who serves from his values and expects the same level of accountability from the city, too. We’re lucky to have representatives like Cam on the council team, continually moving our city in the right direction.  

Dr. Jayne Swift, organizer, Sex Workers Outreach Project

Jayne Swift

I had the pleasure of working with CM Gordon as part of SWOP-Minneapolis’s campaign to revise the city’s adult entertainment ordinance. Adult entertainment has traditionally been treated as a social nuisance that should be curtailed or isolated from the broader community. This approach leads to poor labor conditions and economic exploitation of workers in this highly feminized and racialized industry.

CM Gordon was diligent about crafting evidence-based policy, centering the perspectives and needs of workers, and improving labor conditions within the adult entertainment industry. Sex workers and people in the sex trades are often not consulted in the policy decisions that directly impact their lives. By contrast, CM Gordon demonstrated a clear desire to bring traditionally marginalized stakeholders to the table.

Alex Tsatsoulis, Longfellow resident

Listening to Cam Gordon talk about his vision for Minneapolis is so dang inspiring. His passion, energy, and willingness to listen and learn makes him one of the best elected officials in our city. I’m very glad he’s my council member!

And proud to have the support of many more!

Maggi Adamek Owen Andrews Elizabeth Barnum Devan Blanchard George Boody Michele Braley Dan Bryant Sarah Burridge Kevin Chavis Christine Coughlin Scott and Rebecca Cramer Bree Dalager Sarah Fehr Mike Feinstein Robin Garwood Richard Gilyard Nora Gordon Sam Graf Owen Green Daniel Handeen Matthew Hendricks Ruth Hvidston Susan Leskela Brandon Long Alice Madden Sheldon Mains Andrew Martinson Marilyn Matheny Lydia McAnerney Elizabeth and Carleton McCambridge Allison Meyer Jesse Mortenson Phil Muessig Max Musicant Julia Nerbonne Bruce Nestor Vince Netz Katie Nissley Tanner Nissley angela olson Kristi Papenfuss Ethan Parsons Lilly Richard Evan Roberts Marc Robins Ned Rousmaniere Susan Schaefer Serafina Scheel Scott Shaffer Sarah Snyder Mark Sulander Tami Traeger Michael Trdan Maria Wardoku William Weber Karlee Weinmann Dick Westby