Campaign News... Download my first news release... announcing my candidacy.

Campaign News... Download my second news release... announcing my Republican endorsement.

I have filed for the Hennepin County Commissioner Third District special election. I am focusing my campaign exclusively on the Southwest LRT issue.

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The Commissioner term expires at the end of 2014. The primary is Tuesday, April 29th -- the general election is two weeks later.

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I am advancing two plans. The first is described in an op-ed piece the Star Tribune published in mid-February. Here's a Download of the 2-page flier I passed out at the most recent Corridor Management Committee meeting -- including the text of the Star Tribune op-ed piece.

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Here's more detail on my preferred plan... Plan A if you will... an eight page document laying out the basics of the plan, with route maps...
Download Southwest Light Rail Alternative -- 4-9-2014 edition
Here's even more detail on Plan A... a fourteen page document laying out the routes with more detail, including schedule information and data used to calculate operating costs...
Download Southwest Alternative Route Details -- 4-9-2014 Edition

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You may be wondering at this point... since the above is Plan A... does that mean there is a Plan B? Indeed there is!
I fully realize how organized and formidable the coalition for Light Rail is. Accordingly, I have prepared a Plan B based on this simple idea: if we are going to have Light Rail in the Southwest Corridor... let's at least do it right. In particular, let's fix the fatal flaw in the current plan... by routing to Hennepin and the Greenway, and then tunneling under Hennepin towards downtown Minneapolis.
Download Southwest Plan B -- Uptown Route -- 4-9-2014 Edition

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After the April 2nd Corridor Management Committee hearing and meeting, I prepared and dropped off Friday, April 4th at Minneapolis City Hall both the Plan B document, and an open letter to Mayor Hodges and the Minneapolis City Council. I am supplying both documents to the Metropolitan Council.
Download Open Letter to Minneapolis Mayor and Council -- 4-4-2014

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Here is some additional information, carried over from last year's Mayoral Campaign...
Download Demand Transit Revolution … my 150 page e-book… (.pdf, about 5 meg) … a detailed plan for a Minneapolis Transit Revolution. Note: Chapter One is a six page summary of the plan.
Watch a Video talk from Friday, November 1st -- Dan Cohen and Captain Jack Sparrow discuss Phase I of my Transit Revolution plan... for Minneapolis... both are supporters of that plan.