Another Tax Increase for Minneapolis

By Cam Winton

Right now, Minneapolis City Hall is deciding how much of your paycheck to take in taxes in 2015.

The mayor proposed a tax levy increase of 2.4%. The proposal contained both good and bad elements, but setting priorities would have eliminated the need for the levy increase.

On Monday, Dec. 1, the Minneapolis City Council weighed in. In a 7-6 vote, the Council voted for a tax increase of “only” 2.2%, rather than the mayor’s full requested increase of 2.4%.

The following councilmembers voted for a lower tax increase than the Mayor proposed: Barb Johnson, Lisa Goodman, Blong Yang, Kevin Reich, Jacob Frey, Abdi Warsame, and Linea Palmisano. Although I still think there’s fat to cut, I thank them for their votes for a smaller increase.

These councilmembers voted for the Mayor’s full tax increase: Cam Gordon, Elizabeth Glidden, Alondra Cano, Lisa Bender, John Quincy, Andrew Johnson. Their votes are baffling when you consider how many of their constituents are working hard just to get by.

The City Council will take its final budget vote on Wednesday, Dec. 10. So, I encourage you to contact your City Councilperson this week to make your voice heard.
Email addresses and phone numbers are available here:

Let’s politely remind our elected officials that making it more expensive to live in our city – by taking our money to pay for a $54 million-per-mile streetcar line, dryer lint recycling, and duplicative bureaucracy – is NOT the way to improve the quality of life for Minneapolitans!

March in the NE Minneapolis Parade with Cam Tuesday!

March in the Parade with Cam!

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Northeast Minneapolis Parade

Date: This Tuesday, June 18th 6pm
Location: Central Ave & 28th Ave.
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To learn more about Cam, check out this interview!

Video courtesy of SD63

Cam Winton

Cam is running for Mayor of Minneapolis and he will be speaking at the Picnic. If you have not met him or heard him speak yet, you really should. He has a great opportunity this year, since RT Rybek is stepping down, there are at least 6 DFL candidates and the election will be determined by Ranked Choice Voting. What does this all mean for Cam? Come to the Picnic and find out! Be sure to check out Cam’s website.


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Conversation with Cam Winton, Candidate for Minneapolis Mayor


Thursday, April 25, 2013
Noon to 1:15 PM
Humphrey Forum
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
Moderated by Professor Larry Jacobs

Cam Winton is an independent candidate running for Minneapolis Mayor. Mr. Winton will discuss how he proposes to address the challenges facing the City and to capitalize on its opportunities. The conversation will be moderated by Professor Larry Jacobs.
This event is free and open to the public. The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity employer and educator. To request disability accommodations, please call 612-625-5340 or email
More information here.

Cam Winton for Mayor Campaign Kick-off

Tuesday, March 12, 5:30 pm – 8 pm. Speaking program: 6:30 pm
Red Cow restaurant: 3624 West 50th Street, Minneapolis 55410
(50th Street between Chowen Ave. and Drew Ave.)
See you there! Feel free to RSVP:

Who is Cam Winton? He appeared on The Late Debate, you can listen to the interview here.
Visit his campaign site here:

Cam Winton, Republican Candidate for Minneapolis Mayor

SD61 resident and energy corporation attorney Cam Winton has begun raising funds for a run to become the next mayor of Minneapolis.

Cam Winton, 34, was an executive with Minnesota-based Outland Energy Services until Duke Energy Corporation purchased the company this past November. He and his wife, Emily live in SD61 for about five years and have two young children.
Cam will be speaking at the Convention on February 6th.
His campaign website is
The Southwest Journal interviewed Cam, you can read the article here.