Star Tribune Endorses Mickey Moore for Minneapolis City Council

October 14, 2021 Media Contact: Lee Hayes

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Star Tribune Endorses

Mickey Moore for Minneapolis City Council

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 14, 2021—Twin Cities small business owner Mickey Moore announced today that his campaign to represent Ward 9 on the Minneapolis City Council has been endorsed by the Star Tribune, Minnesota’s largest newspaper.

In its endorsement, the Star Tribune said Moore, 51, is the most practical and experienced choice for voters in a field of eight candidates, noting his extensive business experience and nuanced positions on three ballot initiatives that will decide the very future of the city of Minneapolis.

A lifelong resident of the Powderhorn Park neighborhood in South Minneapolis, Moore entered the 9th Ward City Council race in January 2021 because he believes area residents and business owners deserve a representative with integrity and proven leadership skills who will always stand up for what is right, even when it’s not politically expedient to do so.

“I am both honored and humbled the Star Tribune has decided to endorse my campaign for Minneapolis City Council,” said Moore. “As our campaign continues to gain momentum, the Star Tribune’s endorsement will go a long way to help reinforce for voters that the We Need Moore campaign is the best way forward for our city, which is currently facing unprecedented public safety, affordable housing, and responsive government crises.”

In addition to the Star Tribune, Moore’s campaign has received the coveted endorsement of Teamsters Joint Council 32, the Minneapolis Firefighters Association, the North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters, the Minnesota REALTORS Political Action Committee, and Operation Safety Now, among others. Moore’s campaign has also received the Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America designation.

“When voters cast their ballots in this year’s municipal elections, I believe it’s imperative that they remember the Star Tribune has no partisan or political affiliation,” said Moore. “In fact, the Star Tribune has a long and distinguished history of endorsing political candidates that they feel are best suited to represent voters based on their experience and merits.”

About Mickey Moore

Born and raised in South Minneapolis, Michael “Mickey” Moore is a retired business leader. In 1996, he founded The Braid Factory, which began the professional, natural hair care salon industry in Minnesota. This year, The Braid Factory celebrated its 25th anniversary as the Twin Cities’ most popular hair braiding establishment, with more than 300,000 customers served.

A lifelong, progressive, pragmatic Democrat, Moore is running to represent Ward 9 on the Minneapolis City Council because he believes more than ever the city needs an experienced, professional, and responsive leader who has a proven track record of turning significant obstacles into real accomplishments.

In 2020, Moore was motivated by the tragic murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer to run for U.S. Congress, receiving more votes than any independent congressional candidate in the country. ​Since that time, Moore has spent the last year talking with and listening to residents and business owners about the many concerns and issues facing the 9th Ward, including public safety, affordable housing, economic development, environmental justice, and diversity, equity and inclusion.

For more information on Moore’s City Council campaign, visit Follow Moore on Facebook @MickeyMooreforthe9thWard; Twitter @Moore4the9th; and Instagram @moore4the9th.

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