Editorial Endorsements: Bender, Schroeder win our backing for Minneapolis City Council | Star Tribune

October 27, 2017

I’m proud to share that the Star Tribune named me the top choice to represent Ward 11 on the Minneapolis City Council! I started this campaign because I believe our community deserves a more progressive, responsive leader. I know many of you feel the same, and I’m heartened that our newspaper does too.

Editorial Endorsement | SouthSide Pride

October 10, 2017

I'm proud to have the support of Southside Pride. This vote of confidence in my ability to make our community a better place, from a local newspaper that really knows the issues, means a lot to me.


From editor Ed Felien: "In Ward 11 we support Jeremy Schroeder. He has enthusiasm, experience and integrity. John Quincy supported the Vikings stadium and laughed at people who thought they had a right to vote on it because that right was written into the Minneapolis City Charter twice."

(City Council endorsements are located at the bottom of the Mayoral endorsement article)

September 06, 2017

As executive director of Common Cause Minnesota, Jeremy fought hard for transparency and accountability in government. When Minneapolis leaders were considering a non-disparagement clause as part of former Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau's severance plan, he spoke out against the problematic provision, and in favor of honest conversations about police reform -- ones that need to happen fully in the open.

March 15, 2017

I am a 65-year-old retired social worker and 11th Ward resident.  As an active participant in our local democracy, I support Jeremy Schroeder to represent me and the rest of the Ward 11 on the Minneapolis City Council.  I spent over 25 years as a social worker at Hennepin County Medical Center working in The Birth Center, assisting pregnant women and their families in getting the services they needed to be stable and thrive in our city.  Throughout my career and in my involvement with the community, I have learned the value of good leadership.  Having that in Ward 11 is very important to me, and that is why I choose to follow Jeremy.

I am active in DFL Senate District 63, and I have known Jeremy for the last years through that work.  Jeremy reached out to me when he announced he was running to share his thoughts on important issues we are facing every day in the 11th Ward.  I am excited for him to share that vision with Minneapolis as part of the City Council.


Jeremy cares about low-wage workers and affordable housing.  He supports zoning and policy that promises walkability, cyclists and transit.  He has proven experience working with law enforcement in his work to abolish the death penalty in Illinois.  “Proven” is the quality I keep coming back to when I think about Jeremy’s experience and his potential to be a great City Council member.  I know that Jeremy will show up, listen to the community, and work tenaciously to pass policy that makes Minneapolis even better than it is today.

Jeremy thinks about things differently than I do, as a baby boomer.  As I look to the next generation of leaders, I know Jeremy will have a different perspective, and that it will be good for the city.  He and his wife, Katie, are young parents, which should and does influence many of his positions.  Jeremy’s ideas, communication skills and willingness to work with people are why I’ll be supporting his candidacy at the upcoming DFL caucus and convention. I encourage my neighbors to join me in bringing this positive change to Ward 11.


Wendy Gaskill
11th Ward Resident, Northrup Neighborhood

March 15, 2017

In a year when many of us are looking for strong advocates who share our values, this year’s Minneapolis City Council elections are especially important. That’s why I’m thrilled to support my neighbor and friend, Jeremy Schroeder, in his campaign for the Ward 11 seat.

In previous elections, I supported the incumbent City Council member. But this time I don’t. Instead, I’m choosing the candidate who is smart, kind, energetic and a tireless advocate for everyone. Jeremy’s exemplary life of service to many different groups — from his successful campaign to eliminate the death penalty in Illinois to his current work advocating for affordable housing in Minnesota — provides him the tools needed to be an effective and responsive City Council member for our great city.

Jeremy is a coalition-builder who does something so often lacking in our current climate: He listens. He works hard to develop relationships with important collaborators, including the owners of businesses both large and small, homeowners, renters, lifelong city dwellers and recent immigrants. He is already extremely responsive to Ward 11 constituents, both in his council campaign and as a leader in the Hale-Page Diamond Lake Community Association. Also, I trust him to be an outcome-driven, trustworthy steward of the budget dollars he will manage as a part of the City Council.

I am so excited for more of my neighbors to get to know Jeremy. We are lucky that someone with his background, expertise and passion wants to serve Ward 11 and all of Minneapolis.


Mary Andrews Hanson

Diamond Lake

Go to your precinct caucus April 4 | Southside Pride

Jeremy Schroeder is currently policy director for the Minnesota Housing Partnership, an organization that advocates for affordable housing. He supports raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour, and he told Southside Pride: "I previously served as executive director of the Illinois Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty. I am the only candidate in Ward 11 who has worked with community members, victims of crime and law enforcement to reform the criminal justice system. I am eager to use that experience to improve relations between our city’s residents and police officers. I will leave it up to Ward 11 voters to decide which candidate is best equipped to help our city heal from the tragic deaths of Mr. Clark and Mr. Franklin, and prevent similar tragedies from happening in the future.:"

Nonprofit executive to challenge Quincy in Ward 11 | Southwest Journal

December 06, 2016

At least two candidates are gearing up for a 2017 run in Ward 11: incumbent City Council Member John Quincy, who plans to seek a third term, and Jeremy Schroeder, the policy director for Minnesota Housing Partnership. Schroeder, a Green Bay, Wis., native who moved to Minneapolis in 2011, has extensive experience in the nonprofit sector, previously serving as executive director of Common Cause Minnesota. This would be the Diamond Lake neighborhood resident’s first run for public office. “I’m not running to be an elected official; I’m running to get things done,” he said. “I’ve always taken the job where I felt like I could make the biggest difference, and right now that’s City Council.”

Money in Politics and its Impact on Democracy | MPR News

This in-depth conversation about the influence of money in politics features MPR News politics and PoliGraph reporter Catharine Richert and Jeremy Schroeder, the executive director of Common Cause, Minnesota. The moderator former U.S. Sen. David Durenberger, R-Minn.

Citizens United: Four Years (and Billions of Dollars) Later | Star Tribune

In my line of work, I often meet people who seem jaded with politics. Occasionally, I like to find out why. Their answers tend to revolve around the perception that the average person doesn’t have much of a say — that special interests are listened to more than voters ever will be. When I’m feeling optimistic, I’ll reply with a platitude that, regardless of money, the power is in the hands of the people who pay attention and vote. But this rings increasingly hollow. 

The Man Behind the Death Penalty Bill | Springfield Dispatch

Jeremy P. Schroeder is just beginning to recover from this past veto session. Maybe it was the lack of sleep, the long hours or the roller coaster of emotions, but Schroeder knew going into it that it wasn't going to be easy to be the man behind abolishing the death penalty. And it wasn't, to say the least. It took years of planning, months of lobbying and two separate votes in the House...

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