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SD Candidate Greg Copeland Opposes Organized Trash while Senator Marty Wrote a Law For it

Greg Copeland ran for St Paul’s Ward 6, an open seat vacated by the long time Councilman Dan Bostrom. His top position was and is now is to oppose the Organized Trash Ordinance in St Paul MN.  That’s what the tag line “The Original Vote No Candidate,” refers to.  Though Voting No is an easy position to take in St Paul as the DFL Controlled Government can’t say no to a new tax or freedom limiting ordinance or regulation.  The unfairly, unevenly administered Organized Trash Ordinance was essentially a Garbage Tax hitting people hard on low incomes, zero-wasters, people who shared a garbage bin with a neighbor, and retired people on fixed incomes, while letting businesses and multiple unit apartment building landlords off the hook.

The areas that are light green, white, or light or dark red are mainly in HD 66B

It should not come as a surprise as evidence on social media, Nextdoor.com and other platforms, residents are complaining about the lousy service and high Trash bills.  Those who Voted Yes in the 2019 Referendum tend to come from more affluent neighborhoods and when compared to the Poverty Level stats you’ll see why those areas just east of Lake Como on the map above are not in favor of the “garbage tax.”

According to the website censusreporter.org House District 66B has 40% of Household children under 18 are living in Poverty and 15% of Senior Citizens are living below the poverty line, an estimated 26.7% of people are living in poverty in HD 66B according to 2018 census data.  How do those people afford another increase in fees and taxes?  

Is this Ethical?

Senator Marty seems to not to care at all in the upper middle class neighborhood he lives on the edge of Roseville and St Anthony. How does John live there on just a State Representative’s salary?

Senator John Marty, the author of SF 510 during the 2013-14 Session wrote the language to allow Organized Trash Ordinances to be enacted by cities. You can read how that bill went through the legislature at TrackBill.com Minnesota SF 510.

As seen in the Census Reporter link Senator John Marty doesn’t seem to care that the high poverty seen in the Eastern side of House District 66B was against his inspired Organized Trash Ordinance.  Greg Copeland happens to live in that neighborhood of high poverty.

If you would like to reverse the unfairly applied Organized Trash Ordinance vote No to John Marty, Vote For Greg Copeland.


This article was re-posted by permission of the SD 66 Candidate Greg Copeland Campaign.

Legislative District 66 LWV Forum Sept 10, 2020

The League of Women Voters held a Candidate Forum on September 10, 2020. The video below runs roughly one hour. The candidates for the Forum were from the DFL & the Republican Party of Minnesota.

Senate District 66 Candidates are Greg Copeland an East Side Republican, and the 33 year Career Politician John Marty (has served since January 1987).

House District 66A Candidates are Republican Brett Rose, and the Career Politician DFLer Alice Hausman.

House District 66B Candidates are the Republican Mikki Murray and Athena Hollins the DFLer who knocked off the Endorsed Career Politician John Lesch in the August Primary.


Meet HD 66B GOP Candidates Murray & Copeland at Tin Cup’s Sept 11th 6-8 pm

Pause to Remember…

September 11th is a time to remember what happened 19 years ago in New York City, Washington DC, a field in Pennsylvania, and to where ever you were at on 9/11/01 when this  country was attacked for being the Beacon of Freedom in the World.  We came together to help one another out.  We praised the self-less actions of our First Responders, and we Republicans still do. It was a day to remember and also a day for action…

September 11th 2020 is also a day to remember the past, recent times (Late May 2020 to now), and a day of action.

A Day of Action

It’s Campaign Season and many voters have a week before they can start voting by absentee ballot on September 18th to vote in the General Election. So we’re having a Meet & Greet on Sept 11th, at Tin Cup’s from 6-8 pm.  Feel free to mask up and stop by.  Tin Cup’s has a great all-you-can-eat Fish Fry every Friday, and Gidget Bailey is serving the Deep Fried Tacos from last year’s Trash Wars Fundraisers.  So if you can’t make it to the event check out the websites and contact info of our endorsed candidates as well as Tin Cup’s menu below.

Meet the Endorsed Republican Candidates of HD 66B

Mikki Murray

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Website: mikkimurray.com

Email:   MikkiMurray4MNHouse@gmail.com 

Campaign Phone: 651-321-8387

Mikki Murray Donation Link 

(HD 66B GOP is posting the link as a courtesy, we do not get any of the $)


Greg Copeland

Website: gregcopeland911.wordpress.com

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/Greg-Copeland-For-Saint-Paul

Email:  Gregcopeland1@comcast.net

By the way, if you are wondering about the 911 of Greg’s website name, it is his birthday.  So it’s his birthday on September 11th, wish him a Happy Birthday.

He wanted the Headline for the post to be “John Marty’s 1st Retirement Party,” as John Marty has been in the Minnesota Legislature since January 1987.  It’s time to help John Marty Career Politician to find a new career.


Tin Cup’s

We’re having our Meet & Greet at Tin Cup’s at the corner of Rice St & Maryland Ave W in St Paul.  Gidget Bailey, the owner, is a leader in the North End Neighborhood.  She has held a number of Grassroots Causes, and fundraisers for those less fortunate or those who had an unexpected expense.

She welcomes all who come to her business.  She has a great menu, free wi-fi, great drink specials, and a great neighborhood atmosphere.

This year has been tough on neighborhood businesses as the China Virus has hit many businesses small and great with mostly uncertainty and a lack business.  Gidget has an online ordering service which you can stop by and pick something up to go.

Tin Cup’s Online Ordering

Tin Cup’s Menu