Golden Valley City Council Results: Gillian Rosenquist Re-elected, Denise La Mere-Anderson Elected
Golden Valley voters re-elected council member Gillian Rosenquist and elected Denise La Mere-Anderson. Unofficial results show Rosenquist had 29 percent of the vote with 2,715 votes total and La Mere-Anderson had 2,260, or 24 percent.
“I want to see us continue to make progress on things like the environment, being a GreenStep City, affordable housing, and of course things like infrastructure and public safety,” said La Mere-Anderson, who has served on the Golden Valley Human Service Commission for eight years.
Tuesday evening, La Mere-Anderson joined Rosenquist at Schuller’s Tavern in Golden Valley for a post-election celebration.
When voters made their way to the polls on Tuesday, they decided to go with council members who campaigned on a platform of making Golden Valley a more welcoming and inclusive community — that includes potential changes involving the police department.
“And certainly we can’t have that conversation with fear, with fear mongering, with pessimism,” said Rosenquist, who has served one term on the city council. “We have to have it with the optimism that we can do better in Golden Valley.”
Finishing in the third and fourth place respectively were Andy Johnson, who earned 1,859 votes, and former city council member Joanie Clausen, who received 1,764.
Joanie Clausen served on the city council from 2012-2019, but did not win her re-election bid in 2020. She says her support of police is one reason why she ran again. Andy Johnson is a software manager and a Navy veteran. He has served on the city’s planning commission since 2014.
Drew Peterson and Orville Christian Satter also ran for the seats. Loretta Arradondo was on the ballot, but suspended her campaign.