Former BATC-Housing First Minnesota President Elected to Bloomington City Council

Shawn Nelson, housing industry advocate and former BATC-Housing First Minnesota President, won a special election for Bloomington City Council on Nov. 7. With his 52%-47% victory over incumbent Eldon Spencer, Nelson will represent the 2nd district in Bloomington. He will take the oath of office on Monday, Nov. 20 and his term runs until January 2020.

Nelson owns and operates his remodeling business, New Spaces, in Bloomington. He is also a long-time Bloomington resident, husband to Ann, and father of two daughters.

Nelson was also endorsed by the Housing First PAC in October.

We congratulate Shawn on his victory. For years he has demonstrated his support for a strong housing market, which ties together the communities of our great state. He is a proven leader in the Bloomington community who shares our goal of building safe, smart, and durable homes, at a price that families can afford.
— Bob Michels, Housing First Minnesota President