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a proven progressive.


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a proven progressive.


 

Hi. I'm Steve.

 

I’m running for 3rd Ward City Council because I love this city, and I want to do my part to make it even better. Minneapolis is already the best city by a lot of measures, and I want us to build on that success and shoot higher. Together, we can build a city where people who work can afford to live, where anyone can get around easily on foot, bike, and transit, and where we celebrate our city’s diversity and include everyone in our city’s prosperity.

After November’s election, the work feels a little harder. Cities will be the only place where real progressive victories are possible in the next few years, and it’s our opportunity and responsibility to demonstrate the potential of a progressive vision for the future and provide a contrast to the destructive and short-sighted Republican agenda.

The best way to resist Trump’s divisiveness is to make Minneapolis an amazing city for EVERYONE.

The 3rd Ward City Council seat is a resource that belongs to everyone who lives in the Ward, and I’m asking you to send me to represent you in City Hall so that I can work with you to improve the quality of life for everyone in Minneapolis.

 
 
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Endorsements


Endorsements


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Steve is proud to be endorsed by:

 

  • Minneapolis Regional Labor Federation

  • Our Revolution Twin Cities

  • OutFront Minnesota

  • SEIU MINNESOTA STATE COUNCIL

  • Stonewall DFL

  • TEAMSTERS JOINT COUNCIL 32

  • UNITE HERE Local 17

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Who is Steve?


Who is Steve?


Who is Steve?

Steve Fletcher is an accomplished technology professional, researcher, and community organizer with a strong reputation for bringing people together to solve problems and get things done. He currently works as Director of Cloud Services for Kaizen Technology Partners - a technology firm where he manages network and data projects for mid-size and enterprise-level business clients. An entrepreneur by nature, Steve started his first business, a small video production company which had its first office in the Warehouse District, in 1995. That tiny office marked the beginning of Steve’s decades-long investment in the community of Ward 3.

Raised in a union household with strong social justice values, Steve has built a life and career grounded in a deep commitment to racial and economic justice, and the transformative potential of grassroots organizing. As someone who has worked in the arts as a video and film producer, as the son of two music teachers, and as the spouse of a working artist, Steve knows that our neighborhoods need creative energy to thrive. As someone whose career accomplishments include leadership roles in business and in non-profit advocacy and organizing, Steve knows that our city needs pragmatism and broad public engagement in order to end racial disparities and ensure a sustainable quality of life for all of the Third Ward’s residents.

In 2010, Steve served as the founding executive director of MN Neighborhoods Organizing for Change – a local grassroots movement-building hub that has gained national recognition for its justice-based organizing and policy wins. While Steve led NOC, the organization played an important role in the campaigns to defeat the discriminatory marriage and voter ID amendments in 2012, and launched impactful local campaigns around guaranteeing quality, affordable housing in Minneapolis and renewed investment in community public schools as a proven strategy to address racialized achievement gaps. For his work with NOC, he was named Grassroots Solutions' 2011 Organizer of the Year. He also served as Executive Director of Minnesota 2020, a progressive think tank that under his leadership played an important communications and research role in the campaign to raise the state's minimum wage, among other issue advocacy projects. His consulting firm, founded in 2014, provided technical, communications, and strategic campaign guidance to a range of business, non-profit, and union clients.

A proud graduate of the University of Minnesota's highly-regarded American Studies program, Fletcher went on to earn a Masters in Philosophy in American Studies at New York University, where he studied and taught Metropolitan Studies.

He and his wife, Heather, live with their dog, Senator, in downtown East, where Heather runs her own small arts business and teaches at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts. A deeply rooted Ward 3 couple, Steve and Heather had their first date at the Sample Room and got engaged on the Stone Arch Bridge.

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