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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

Greg Copeland Wins SENATE DISTRICT 66 GOP ENDORSEMENT

The career of John Marty has spanned 33 years since January 1987. The retirement of Senator Cohen of MN Senate District 64, makes Senator Marty the Senior most Senator in the MN Senate.

Senator Marty has run for the Governor’s Office more than once 1994 & 2010 and keeps an open MN Campaign Finance Account open for Governor.

This could be the year to retire Career Politician John Marty.

The difference between Greg Copeland and John Marty is stark. John Marty lives in a relatively crime-free neighborhood in Saint Anthony, while Greg Copeland lives in Crime Statistics Grid 54 of St Paul, which has the most Violent Crime in St Paul. Greg’s neighborhood is diverse but has high poverty, while John Marty’s neighborhood is upper middle class and not as diverse as Mr Copeland’s neighborhood. Greg goes to City Meetings as well as School Board Meetings in St Paul, and John Marty rarely comes to the B side of Senate District 66 except to drive through it on the way to the Senate Legislative Office Building (SLOB).

Saying NO to the St Paul Organized Trash Ordinance

Greg Copeland ran in St Paul’s Ward 6 as the Original Vote No candidate. Other candidates for the open seat vacillated before deciding which way the wind was blowing.

John Marty wrote the language to allow cities to enact Organized Trash Ordinances.

The St Paul Trash Ordinance unfairly hits low income earners, zero-wasters, and those on fixed incomes.  Businesses and multiple unit apartment buildings get to opt out of the ordinance.  They solved a problem that didn’t exist, now without competition or a choice residents get sloppy service and higher costs for trash hauling.

Runaway Violent Crime

If you live in St Paul you know Crime, especially Violent Crime is a daily occurrence and it doesn’t need an external reason to exist. The George Floyd protests were an excuse for Antifa & other proxy groups to cause mayhem, and destruction of public and private property.

The complete desertion from their duties, the local Police, State Troopers, Mayors of both St Paul & Mpls, and Governor Walz failed Minnesota Citizens in letting criminals burn Mpls and St Paul.

Since 2012 Senator John Marty has turned blind and deaf when it comes to Violent Crime. After Ray Widstrand was beat up and left for dead in August 2013 there was a Crime Meeting to address it. Neither Rep John Lesch nor Senator John Marty was there to face the scorn and disgust of the residents of the Payne Phalen Neighborhood. John Marty failed to help St Paul residents and he continues to do so while collecting a State Salary.

Citizens of Senate District 66 Deserve Better


This post was reposted by permission from Candidate Greg Copeland, which was originally posted on June 6, 2020 from GregCopeland911.wordpress.com