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Richard Carlbom Joins FairVote Minnesota Advisory Council

Minneapolis, June 13, 2013 -- How do you know when a political movement truly has momentum? When Richard Carlbom makes it a personal priority.

FairVote Minnesota is proud to announce that Carlbom has joined its Advisory Council. The visionary who helped lead the defeat of last years anti-marriage amendment and who helped lead this years successful campaign for marriage equality in Minnesota will bring his energy, experience and expertise to one of the states hardest-working nonprofit public interest groups.

With this years competitive RCV mayoral election in Minneapolis earning national attention, FairVote Minnesota is partnering with the city to provide comprehensive voter education and ensure an even better electoral experience than the widely praised 2009 RCV rollout. The respected change-makers brand of positive, inclusive grassroots advocacy is a perfect fit for an organization devoted to improving and expanding democracy.

Im proud to work with FairVote Minnesota as the national spotlight turns to Minnesota and the historic elections that will take place using Ranked Choice Voting, Carlbom said. RCV will improve the politics in our municipal elections by ensuring candidates focus on the issues and on building coalitions instead of waging divisive personal attacks."

Before taking the helm at Minnesotans United for All Families, Carlbom served as communications director for St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman, as campaign manager for Congressman Tim Walz, and as mayor of St. Joseph, Minn.

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