Joe Kovacs was endorsed by the Minneapolis City Republican Committee to be the Minneapolis Ward 7 Republican Candidate. Joe is up against an entrenched status quo, do-nothing, 5 term incumbent Lisa Goodman. Goodman has been on the city council since 1997, that’s 20 years of malaise allowing violent crime to go unchecked, and businesses to leave the area.
Who is Joe Kovacs?
Joe Kovacs was born and raised in Minnesota with Minnesotan Values. He grew up in White Bear Lake where he was a three sport athlete and very active in theater and choir. Emily Kovacs, his wife, also went to White Bear Lake Area High School.
Joe went to Bethel University his freshman year of college and then transferred to Minnesota State University Moorhead earning Bachelor’s degree in education. He spent his college career tutoring and working with low-income students and children in Fargo. In addition, he was the Vice President of Circle K International, a volunteer based organization at MSUM.
Joe and Emily got married in the winter of 2012. One of the first adventures they embarked on was becoming Resident Managers at the Ronald McDonald House of the Red River Valley. They lived at the house and connected with and positively impacted the families staying there. During this time, Joe started an additional role as a teacher.
After a short teaching career, Joe found himself working as a training specialist for an educational software company called Infinite Campus. Still involved with education, he now teaches educators and other school staff how to successfully utilize their student information system and provide the best education possible.
Joe and Emily live in downtown west and love being apart of such an electric neighborhood. They have always loved and felt drawn to the city. Minneapolis has provided many positive experiences and opportunities to Joe and he now feels it is time to give back. He wants to help make Minneapolis the influential and thriving city he knows it can be.
Minneapolis Ward 7
Joe Kovacs is running for Minneapolis City Council in Ward 7. The City Council has been exclusively DFL and Green party for the last 20 years. It is time for a new voice with fresh opinions and ideas. It is going to take a joint effort to uproot the old ways of Minneapolis to make room for a new generation of leaders and doers. Help make Minneapolis the great city we know it can be by donating and volunteering to help spread the word of hope and change. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to fill out a contact form or reach out on any of the social media platforms.
You might say that Joe isn’t in your area and why does his candidacy matter?
Ward 7 of Minneapolis has many tourist areas in it to include the Walker Art Museum, Loring Park, Target Center, Target Field, Lake of the Isles, Bryn Mawr, Nicollet Mall, Guthrie Theater, US Bank Stadium (Where Super Bowl LII will be held next February), several theaters, Trade Schools, and other Ward 7 Highlights.
These areas might keep you away in the future due to the high cost of goods and services when the $15 an hour mandate is required of businesses. Jobs will be lost and the quality of service will suffer from an overworked skeleton staff at these businesses.
Crime is a problem in Minneapolis, especially in Ward 7. Shootings in the downtown, and even of Justine Damond a citizen who called 911 about a possible rape in her alley and was shot by an inexperienced Minneapolis Police Officer.
Lisa Goodman needs to go.
Help Joe Kovacs get elected.
How to Help Joe
Volunteering is the next best thing to donating Money, and you can do that too. Volunteers are priceless. If you would like to volunteer your time here is the link
Donating money to a candidate is welcome no matter the size of the donation. Here is the link to donate to Joe
Early Voting Starts!
You can start voting 46 days prior to election night which starts on September 22, 2017. You can register to vote. You can find where you vote, to request an absentee ballot and track it coming to your house, or vote in person from the MN Secretary of State’s office:
Contact Joe Kovacs
If you would like to ask Joe a question or contact him, use his contact form.