Block a MAGA Takeover of the Wayzata School Board
Our Senate District 44 is now overwhelmingly Democratic. All but one small precinct in SD44 votes reliably for DFL candidates.
But sleepy off-year elections are perfect for a minority takeover since so few people vote. All it takes is a fired-up base and an organized plan. This year, the MAGA folks are enraged and they’re well organized to dominate the Wayzata School Board, a “non-partisan” body.
Republicans have recruited small teams of candidates to coordinate their campaigns in order to sweep the 2021 local elections in Minnetonka (council and mayor) and the Minnetonka and Wayzata school boards. Countering this well-organized plan will take fast, assertive action.
We hope you can do your part by voting and by actively spreading the word with your friends and neighbors.
- Find your polling place
- Vote early by mail
- Vote early in person
Wayzata School Board Election
There’s a huge field of 12 candidates vying for 3 open seats to the Wayzata School Board. But the GOP has 3 of these candidates working together to take all 3 seats. They share a platform of anti-masking, anti-vaccinations, and “anti-CRT”
These 3 candidates as a group are communicating with the riled-up and tuned-in GOP minority. If the rest of us vote in an uncoordinated way across all 9 of the remaining candidates, the MAGA crowd will probably win all three seats.
Ballot Strategy: Wayzata School Board
You can vote for 3 candidates to fill the 3 at-large School Board seats.
There are 12 candidates running.
To minimize vote splitting across the remaining 9 candidates (and assuring a GOP sweep), several parent groups including Pro-Science Parents in Wayzata School District, are supporting a more progressive slate. We recommend that slate to you here.
Vote! Please vote for all three of these candidates:
- Sarah Johansen—incumbent & Treasurer
- Heidi Kader
- Dr. Milind Sohoni
Minntonka Municipal Elections
These are ranked choice elections, but some of the candidates are MAGAs, while others are great. The recommended candides are:
At-Large Seat A
At-Large Seat B
Dr. Kimberly Wilburn
Minnetonka School Board
You can vote for 3 candidates to fill 3 School Board seats. (Not ranked choice.)
There are 8 candidates running. A three-person GOP candidate team will draw a lot of GOP votes.
Vote splitting across the remaining 5 candidates would make a GOP sweep likely.
To minimize vote splitting, please vote for these candidates: