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5th District: Jay Pond


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Jay Pond announced his candidacy for the 5th District on March 15, 2006. He had run against Martin Sabo in 2004, finishing with 5.7% of the votes. cast. Pond's stated issues for the campaign include ending the war in Iraq by first declaring an immediate cease fire, and then declaring the U.S. will not maintain a permanent military presence in the country. He favors single-payer universal health care, investment in wind energy, and building high-speed rail along the most congested traffic corridors.

Candidate Bio

Jay Pond
Political affiliation:
Green Party
Born:
Born May 25, 1959, Rapid City, South Dakota
Personal:
Occupation:
Small business owner - TwoTurtles Productions - Training Videos and Presentations
Education:
BA: Political Science, Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD 1981 MBA: Thunderbird, Glendale, AZ 1987
Political experience:
2002 Green Endorsed Candidate for US Congress - CA 8th San Francisco, CA; 2004 Green Endorsed Candidate for US Congress - MN 5th.

Resources and Links

Campaign Web site:
Document www.jaypond.org

Candidate Pages

Increasing crime in Minneapolis is fueling concerns about public safety in Minnesota's 5th Congressional District, which includes the city and several suburbs. Candidates in the race for that seat are responding with a string of public safety proposals. One DFLer has even gotten the endorsement of Hennepin County's Republican sheriff. (08/01/2006)
Four DFL candidates for the 5th District Congressional seat discussed their views on the fighting between Israel and Lebanon in a debate Tuesday night in Minneapolis. (07/26/2006)
Four of the DFLers seeking to replace retiring 5th District Congressman Martin Sabo debated the war in Iraq, health care and poverty issues Monday. The four DFLers agreed on a number of major national issues, but tried to differentiate themselves based on their experience. (07/24/2006)
Former DFL State Party Chair Mike Erlandson has filed papers to run for Congress in the 5th Congressional District. Erlandson is bucking his party's endorsement of another candidate, and is getting help from his former boss -- the man who's retiring from that office. (07/06/2006)
The Rev. Jesse Jackson rallied support for DFLer Keith Ellison's campaign for the 5th Congressional District seat in Minneapolis Friday afternoon. (06/30/2006)
If elected, Rep. Keith Ellison would be the first African American congressman from Minnesota and the first Muslim congressman in the nation's history. But Ellison's past, in particular his relationship with the Nation of Islam, are causing some Jewish activists and others to question if he's the best candidate. (06/30/2006)
If elected, Keith Ellison would be the first African American congressman in Minnesota history. But the endorsement doesn't guarantee that he'll be DFLer on the November ballot because several Democrats say they'll run in a September primary. (05/06/2006)
When Rep. Martin Sabo announced his retirement last month, about a dozen DFL candidates started lining up to replace him. They range from a Dairy Queen owner to a university professor. At a forum on Sunday, they touted their political chops. (04/23/2006)
U.S. Rep. Martin Sabo, DFL-Minn., announced Saturday that he won't seek a 15th term in Congress. (Midday, 03/20/2006)
"In my gut I know the time is right," the Minneapolis DFLer said on Saturday as he announced the end of his political career. (03/18/2006)
University of Minnesota political scientist Larry Jacobs says Martin Sabo's decision to retire is "momentous," and the time of the announcement is "strange." (03/17/2006)
Martin Sabo is holding a press conference Saturday to announce he's not seeking re-election. The 5th District Democrat has been a member of Congress representing Minneapolis for 28 years. (03/17/2006)