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2013 Minneapolis/St. Paul Open Data Questionnaire Results

October 1st has come and gone, as has a bit of time to allow for mail in responses to make it to our mailboxes. Now we are proud to announce the release of candidate responses to the questionnaire.

The Questionnaire is Still Open

Before getting to the data, we first want to point out that we have decided to keep the questionnaires open through the end of the election. With nearly a month left until election day, we realized there is no good reason not to continue to allow candidates to state their position on the issue of open data. As results come in to the questionnaire, the spreadsheet linked to below will be updated. So be sure to check back between now and the election for any new responses.

The Responses

Click Here to view the raw responses to our Minneapolis and St. Paul Mayoral and City Council Open Data questionnaires.

Some quick numbers:

Who Responded

The following candidates either filled out the questionnaire or provided a general statement: Mark V Anderson, Kris Brogan, Christopher Clark, Dan Cohen, Vincent Coffeen, Missy Durant, Ben Gisselman, Elizabeth Glidden, Kristina Gronquist, Kurtis W. Hanna, John Leslie Hartwig, Diane Hofstede, Gregg A. Iverson, Andrew Johnson, Linea Palmisano, Abdul M Rahaman, Ole Savior, Matt Steele, Meg Tuthill, John Charles Wilson, Cam Winton, Stephanie Woodruff, Blong Yang, and Christopher Robin Zimmerman.

Who Didn’t Respond

The following candidates did not respond to the questionnaire: Abdi Abdulle, Abdi Addow, Abdi Warsame, Abukar Abdi, Alicia K. Bennett, Alondra Cano, Barbara A. “Barb” Johnson, Betsy Hodges, Bill Kahn, Bob “Again” Carney Jr, Bob Fine, Bob Reuer, Bob Schlosser, Brett Buckner, Cam Gordon, Captain Jack Sparrow, Charles Curtis, Charlie Casserly, Chris Coleman, Chris Lautenschlager, Cyd Gorman, Dai Thao, Dan Niesen, David Regan, Debbie Montgomery, Diana Newberry, Dick Franson, Don Samuels, Doug Mann, Edmund Bernard Bruyere, Gregory McDonald, Ian Alexander, Jackie Cherryhomes, Jacob Frey, James “Jimmy” L. Stroud, Jr., James Everett, Jaymie Kelly, Jeffrey Alan Wagner, John Quincy, Johnny Howard, Joshua Rea, Kale R. Severson, Kazoua Kong-Thao, Kevin Reich, Kurt “Dirty Kurty” Dornfeld, Lisa Bender, Lisa Goodman, Mahamed A Cali, Mark Andrew, Mark Fox, Mark Voerding, Matt Perry, Merrill Anderson, Michael Katch, Mike Gould, Nate Griggs, Neal Baxter, Noel Nix, Pat Fleetham, Paul Holmgren, Rahn V. Workcuff, Robert Lilligren, Scott Hargarten, Sharon Anderson, Sheikh Abdul, Tim Holden, Tony Lane, Troy Benjegerdes, and Ty Moore.

If you care about the issue of open data, we encourage you to contact your candidates and ask that they fill out the open data questionnaire that is sitting in their inbox or mailbox. Contact information for Minneapolis candidates can be found on this Spreadsheet, while St. Paul candidates can be found on this Spreadsheet.

Thank Yous

First off, we would like to thank all of the candidates who have thus far responded to the questionnaire. We appreciate the valuable time that candidates have dedicated to learning about open data and filling out the questionnaire. Furthermore, we are glad to see a significant number of candidates recognize open data as an important issue.

We would also like to thank everybody who was involved in making the questionnaire possible. This took a significant amount of research, brainstorming, writing, proof reading, emailing, and mailing from a variety of people. So, thank yous to


October 8th

Today, Troy Benjegerdes filled out the questionnaire. The spreadsheet has been updated.

October 9th

Yesterday evening, Bill Kahn filled out the questionnaire. The spreadsheet has been updated.