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
Mikki Murray was endorsed by the HD 66B Republicans Endorsing Convention unanimously on June 22, 2020.
In her speech prior to the vote she said, “I’m in it to win it,” not just to have a name on the ballot. She mentioned also she has been called everything in the book and has even been threatened. No doubt the Leftwing Press will suppress this information so we HD 66B Republicans will not be silent.
Public Subsidy Date July 20th
In order to qualify for a campaign public subsidy, MN House candidates must raise $1500 in $50 increments by July 20, 2020. MN Senate candidates must raise $3000. They also have to sign the Public Subsidy Agreement.
If you haven’t used your Political Campaign Refund (PCR) yet you can contribute to $50 Mikki Murray or to Greg Copeland the Endorsed Senate District 66 Republican candidate, or contribute $50 to both, with the exception you’d only get a refund for one of them.
Candidate Mikki Murray’s Campaign Info
On Monday, June 22, 2020 at 6:30 pm, the MN House District 66B Republicans will hold an Endorsement Convention to determine whether to endorse Candidate Mikki Murray to be the HD 66B Republicans Endorsed Candidate.
Precinct Delegates and Alternates should have received a notice in their emails concerning the convention. The only change is the cut off for Registration is 10 pm Sunday night, June 21st. Those Delegates and Alternates who Register will receive a link a few hours before the convention as it is a Zoom Remote Convention. An agenda and Endorsing Convention Rules will be sent out this week to those who register.
There is only one item of business at the Convention and that is to endorse or to not endorse Mikki Murray to the be the 2020 HD 66B Republican Candidate.
There will be a time for the SD 66 Republicans Endorsed Candidate Greg Copeland as well as the CD4 Republican Endorsed Candidate Sia Lo to address those who attend.
After we determine the quorum, and voting strength to achieve an endorsement of 60% of the Delegates and Seated Alternates, Candidate Mikki Murray may address the Convention about her candidacy and answer any questions before a vote is taken.
*Those eligible to Register are those People who were elected Delegate or Alternate at the HD 66B Republican February 25, 2020 Precinct Caucuses. Those who may vote are those who register and are Precinct Delegates or Seated Alternates. These are not those who were elected to the CD4 or State Conventions.
What: 2020 HD 66B Republican Endorsing Convention
When: June 22, 2020, 6:30 PM
Where: Remote Zoom Meeting (link will be sent out on June 22nd)
Cost: Free (though you may make a Donation to our Treasurer Paul Vlahutin)
Refreshments: Feel free to bake a Snack from one of our posted Convention Cookie Recipes.
The April 29, 2020 Convention was held by Remote Teleconferencing Zoom Meetings, due to the continued Lockdown by the order of Governor Walz due to fears of the Wuhan Virus.
Sia Lo was endorsed by the Delegates and Seated Alternates by more than the Threshold of 60% of those allowed to vote.
The Convention Highlights in Order
Chair Mikki Murray presided over the convention with MNGOP Staffer Becky Alery aiding in running the nuts and bolts of the Zoom Meeting and the VVoter.com voting system.
Various Speakers running for different positions such as National Committeeman/Committeewoman, and Deputy Chair whose election is determined by the State Central Committee Convention on May 15, 2020 addressed the convention. The National Committeewoman Seat is open as Janet Beihoffer is not running for another term.
Minnesota’s US Senate Candidates were allowed to address the Convention: Jason Lewis, Rob Barrett Jr, and Forest Hyatt.
Fourth Congressional District Republican Endorsement
CD 4 Republican Candidates Sia Lo, and Travis Ekbom were given some minutes to address the Convention about their candidacy for the Endorsement. Voting by the VVoter.com system was used. Sia Lo was nominated by Bob Cardinal of Maplewood, MN, Karin Housley, and a letter read by Dan “Doc” Severson in support of Sia Lo.
Mr Sia Lo was endorsed by at least 60% majority of the seated delegates and alternates. The Threshold for endorsement is 60 % of the Convention.
National Delegate Election
National Delegate Candidates we’re allowed to speak. They were in order: Patti Anderson, Former Rep Matt Dean, Sia Lo, Ted Risdahl, Tim Johnson, and Yele Mis Yang.
CD4 has a total of 3 Delegates and 3 numbered Alternates.
The National Delegates are: Matt Dean, Sia Lo, and Yele Mis Yang.
The Numbered Alternates are as Follows: A1 Patti Anderson, A2 Ted Risdahl, and A3 Tim Johnson
CD4 Republican Elector
The Electoral College is made up of Electors from each Congressional District in the United States plus two more per state and District of Columbia to represent the State’s two US Senators for a total of 538 Electors, a majority of the body is 270 Electoral Votes. They vote on December 14, 2020 at each State Capitol after the general Election the month before has been certified. Two states Nebraska and Maine count Electoral votes for the Congressional Districts won whereas the remaining states have a winner takes all the States’ Electoral votes based on the popular vote of the state.
The Candidates for the CD4 Elector were in order allowed to speak: Jim Carson, Cris Jacobson, and John Rheinberger.
The Elector is Jim Carson, and the Alternate is Cris Jacobson.
In the past heated debates took place over Platform Planks.
Perhaps where it is placed in the agenda and how much Convention time is allotted to it and the whole attitude towards the importance of the platform. There was a 20 minute discussion suspending the rules adopted at the start of the convention so Delegates and seated Alternates could debate individual planks. They were overruled and planks in a section were passed or not based on the section as a whole, not individually as it should be. The mentality at this point was it was already a long Convention at over 3+ hours. It is sad it has come to this, our platform is what distinguishes us from the other party.
Mostly the remaining business was about filling in the two open Vice Chair spots that had not been filled since the Officer elections last year in 2019. Two candidates emerged for these spots, Peter Shen, and Greta Elsholtz. Since there were two open Vice Chair positions, Chair Murray asked for a motion to vote by acclamation (raise election hands icon). By unanimous vote Peter Shen and Greta Elsholtz were elected.
Other Business was a question of the lack of candidates running. It’s odd there wasn’t a listing of the endorsed Candidates so far. In St Paul as of this writing there are only two endorsed candidates from HD 66A Brett Rose, and SD 66 Greg Copeland.
Bob Zick announced he was going to run against Senator Chuck Wiger in SD 43.
State Central Committee Convention May 15, 2020
State Convention May 16, 2020
The Convention was adjourned at 11:01 pm.