My name is Janne Flisrand.
I’m running to represent Ward 7 on the Minneapolis City Council.
I’ll work for a Minneapolis where everybody can succeed—every person who rents or owns a home, every business owner, and people of every race, religion, and ethnicity—not just powerful insiders.
I have a proven, 15-year record of collaborating to make progressive change.
- As a small business owner, I brought policymakers together with nonprofits to make sure all affordable housing funded in Minnesota is healthy and sustainable.
- I co-founded the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition, which brings us Open Streets and protected bikeways
- I served on the City’s Energy Vision Advisory Committee.
- I serve as a board member and writer at streets.mn, an organization devoted to a public better informed and engaged on transportation and land use issues.
Together we can build a city where everybody matters. City Hall should help everybody, not just insiders and campaign contributors. That means fair wages for all, and safe streets with respectful and responsive police. Everybody deserves to have a voice in their government, and everybody who interacts with City Hall should be treated with respect.
Together we can fix our streets. It should be safe and pleasant for everybody to get where we’re going, whether we’re walking, biking, taking transit or driving. But too often City Hall prioritizes the cars that use our streets as rush-hour shortcuts, rather than the people who live here. Let’s put people first.
Together we can embrace a progressive future. Our community welcomes new neighbors. We want to solve the climate crisis. We seek affordable, energy-efficient housing. We love fresh, locally-grown food. But too often City Hall ignores us to defend the interests of a few. Let’s build a thriving and resilient city for everybody.
It’s time for a leader who listens—to you. You and your neighbors are smart, creative, hard-working, and generous. You have ideas that matter and insights that our city needs. But too often, City Hall only listens to powerful insiders. I will listen to you.
You are key to my campaign’s success and to our community’s progressive future. If you share my vision, I'm asking that you get involved in our campaign. And if you're a delegate to the Ward 7 Convention, support me on April 22!