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.