2021 Voter Guide, Ward 12, City of Minneapolis: Andrew Johnson By admin | September 22, 2021 LikeTweet EmailPrint More More on Minnesota Subscribe to Minnesota By: JT Pinther, Freelance Journalist Primary EndorsementsRep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.)DFL MinneapolisStonewall DFLSenator Patricia Torres RaySeveral local and state unionsBrief Background: Johnson is the first millennial to serve on the Minneapolis City Council. He is a small business owner and served on the Longfellow Community Council, being elected to council president his second year. Johnson currently lives in the Howe neighborhood.Primary IssuesPolice Accountability – Believes police need to be part of the City’s public safety system, but “we cannot continue to expect every problem to be solved by a police officer, nor dysfunction within the institution of MPD to be solved via minor reforms.”Charter Amendments – In favor of Department of Public Safety; opposed rent stabilizationEducation – n/aRacial Justice (gen.) – One of only three council members to vote against the East Phillips Water Yard; co-authored several BIPOC-related resolutions, including speaking out against the Dakota Access Pipeline and fought to repeal the lurking and spitting ordinances.Other major issues/priorities – small businesses; public health; affordable housing; climate change and the 2040 Comp Plan.Best Way to Learn More InformationAndrew Johnson Campaign Website | Minneapolis City Council Page Support this story and all the stories from The Uptake. Donate.