Dear Neighbor:

Thank you for your help and support over the past several months! From our initial campaign kick-off, to precinct caucuses, and through the endorsing convention, it has been my pleasure to visit with you about issues affecting our neighborhoods, as well as how we can build a better Minneapolis together.

It has been my great honor and privilege to serve as your council member these past two terms. I am extraordinarily proud of what we have been able to accomplish together. I am even more proud when I think about how we never strayed from our core progressive values as we worked to move the city forward.

Values like making public investments for the public good, which is why I brokered an agreement between the City Council and the Park Board to invest $800 million over the next 20 years in repairing Minneapolis’ city streets and support the capital needs of our neighborhood parks.

Values like economic justice for working people, which is why we adopted the first-ever earned Safe and Sick time ordinance to improve public health, support the local economy, and create a more equitable standard of basic working conditions for all.

Values like the right to a fair wage, which is why we are going to raise the minimum wage in Minneapolis in a way that protects and preserves our neighborhood small businesses.

Values like being good stewards of our environment and respecting science, which is why I helped spearhead the conversion to one-sort recycling and curbside organics collection, advocated for more energy conservation programs and renewable energy, supported the shaping of the Climate Action Plan and the first in the nation Energy Partnership.

I believe the City of Minneapolis can be a beacon of hope and a positive force for change in the years ahead, but it won’t be easy. More cuts in federal funding will strain our budget and force us to choose between competing priorities. It is important to have a proven, steady and experienced hand at the rudder during these challenging times. No matter what actions President Trump and the Republicans in Congress take, they will never force us to abandon our values.

With your support, I will continue working every day to stay true to those values and deliver on the promise of One Minneapolis – a growing and vibrant world-class city, with a flourishing economy and a pristine environment, where all people are safe, healthy, and have equitable opportunities for success and happiness.

To help me get out my message of Proven. Progressive. Leadership,
I need your support and help.

Help our campaign deliver on the promise of One Minneapolis, by
making a donation of $25, $50, $100, or whatever you can afford.

(maximum donation is $600 per person/$1,200 per couple)


I’m proud of the work I’ve done and the progress we’ve made as a city, but I also recognize that there is much more still to be done, and I’m not one to let a job go unfinished.

I hope you will help me finish the work we’ve started by joining the Neighbors for John Quincy team and supporting my re-election to Minneapolis City Council.

Please take a few moments to visit my Web site at to learn more about my accomplishments and vision for Minneapolis, as well as learn how you can get involved in my campaign. Please follow the Neighbors for John Quincy Campaign on Facebook to keep up to date on the latest campaign news and events.

I welcome and ask for your support and help during the next four months. Please complete and return the enclosed envelope at your earliest convenience. Consider making a campaign contribution, making phone calls, visiting with your neighbors, hosting a lawn sign, allowing us to list your name as a supporter, and make me your first choice on November 7.

With your help, our campaign will continue to be energized, enthusiastic, and ready to take our message to all residents of Ward 11.

Thank you again for your help and support,


John Quincy