Mickey Moore, a self-described “lifelong progressive” running for Minneapolis City Council in Ward 9, admitted he has three homes while trying to prove his residency.
Moore has only had a residence in Ward 9 for less than a year. He rented an apartment there in March, admittedly for the purpose of running for City Council in that district, according to a press release on his website. He doesn’t seem to actually use this apartment though, instead splitting his time between two other houses.
The first is a house located “on 3rd Avenue in South Minneapolis, which is a few blocks outside of the current 9th Ward boundaries,” he said, adding that this is his main house where he has lived for 38 years. Based on this description, this property is likely located in Ward 8, which is presently represented by Andrea Jenkins, a transgender leftist.
Moore’s second house is on an acreage in Oak Grove. He said he uses it for a number of bourgeois activities like “gardening, swimming [and] horseback riding.” Oak Grove is located about 30 miles outside Ward 9.
“I’ve been blessed to have a second home that my family can use at our leisure,” Moore said, apparently not even counting his political apartment in Ward 9 as a “home.”
Meanwhile, the retired business owner who has three residences believes he’s in touch with the “disadvantaged and underserved” residents of Ward 9. “I firmly believe it’s about time we have a professional and experienced elected official who personally understands the needs of residents,” he said.
Moore lists endorsements by the Star Tribune, gun control lobby Moms Demand Action, Cup Foods, the store where George Floyd tried to pass fake currency before his death, and a 16-year-old aspiring rapper who sells T-shirts in George Floyd Square.