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Child care fuels Ward 1 candidate exchange

October 18, 2018 - Post Bulletin

"The issue of child care spurred some back and forth Wednesday for candidates in Rochester’s First Ward."
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2018 Candidate Forum

October 17, 2018 - League of Women Voters Rochester

"LWV Rochester, in partnership with the Rochester Post-Bulletin, the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Rochester Public Library [hosted] a candidate forum for Rochester City Council Ward 1."

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Keane to appear on 'Belau Report'

October 16, 2018 - Post Bulletin

"Patrick Keane, candidate for Rochester City Council in Ward 1, is this week’s “The Belau Report” interview subject.

Keane will explain why he is running, his priorities, his view of the biggest challenges facing the city and his qualifications for the position."

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R-Town Candidates:  City Council Ward 1

October 12, 2018 - KSMQ

Discussion with City Council Ward 1 candidates on a variety of topics

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Debate Night: Heather Holmes vs. Patrick Keane for Rochester Ward 1

September 25, 2018 - KAAL

"The political coverage continues on Debate Night at 6:30 with Betsy Singer featuring two candidates in the running for Rochester City Council Ward 1. The non-partisan race includes Heather Holmes and Patrick Keane who spoke on issues such as, downtown parking, property taxes, and renewable energy usage in Rochester."

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Jay Furst: Even with DMC making waves, sea change unlikely in city elections

September 21, 2018 - The Med City Beat

"In January, Rochester will have a new mayor, the first in 16 years, and at least two new City Council members.

Some are hoping this means a transformational, once-in-a-generation wave is about to crash onto City Hall. More likely, voters will choose a more gentle, incremental ripple. In fact, they already have, by choosing the candidates who advanced from the August primary to the November 6 ballot."

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Questions for candidates: Rochester City Council Ward 1

September 20, 2018 - Post Bulletin

"Questions and responses from Rochester City Council Ward 1 candidates Heather Holmes and Patrick Keane [covering a variety of topics including housing, priorities, transportation and what needs fixing] were previously published in the Post Bulletin and are collected here."

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Candidate profile | Patrick Keane

August 7, 2018 - The Med City Beat

"I will bring creative problem-solving skills to address the issues young families are facing, and I have the energy and the empathy to successfully represent our seniors and their unique demands on our city."

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Elections bring battle for Rochester's soul

August 6, 2018 - MPR News

"Patrick Keane says he's heard it all while campaigning for the open seat representing Rochester's sprawling first ward on the City Council, most of them typical for a midsized city — concerns about affordable housing, public safety and even emerald ash borer are common.

But for some voters, one unusual issue is make-or-break."

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Council candidates talk about working together

July 31, 2018 - Post Bulletin

"With Rochester City Council members Ed Hruska and Mark Hickey leaving their posts at the end of the year, at least two new members will be elected in November.

During forums hosted by the Rochester League of Women Voters, candidates for Ward 1 and Ward 5 addressed how they would seek to work with a council that has seen division on many topics in recent years."

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Our View: 1st Ward candidates adddress housing issues

July 28, 2018 - Post Bulletin

Affordable housing is at the top of every Rochester leader’s to-do list, and it’s at the top of our list of issues that candidates for Rochester mayor and City Council need to address.

According to a 2016 report, Rochester and Olmsted County will need about 4,500 additional units of affordable housing by 2020 to keep pace with demand. At the rate we’re going, we won’t nearly hit that mark.

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Rochester City Council Ward 1 Candidate Forum

July 24, 2018 - KIMT

"The League of Women Voters held another form in their two week series of Primary Candidate forums."

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Housing question draws line for Ward 1 candidates

July 24, 2018 - Post Bulletin

"Rochester’s Ward 1 City Council candidates acknowledged a need for more affordable housing, but stopped short of saying they would make it demand for city support of a development."

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Meet Council Candidate Patrick Keane

July 5, 2018 - KROC

Official Biography

 

Candidates for Rochester City Council Ward 1 share platform at forum

July 23, 2018 - KTTC

"We're just more than three weeks from primary election day. The home stretch of the primary election season means candidates squaring off to persuade every last voter. Four candidates are hoping to represent ward one, a seat which is being vacated by current Council member Ed Hruska who chose not to run for re-election. "

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Questions for the Wards 1 and 3 candidates: What are the city's top priorities?

July 2, 2018 - Post Bulletin

The Rochester City Council is working on strategic planning, with the goal of setting short-term and long-term priorities for the city.

We asked council candidates in Wards 1 and 3 what they see as the top priorities for the city in the next three to five years.

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Partisan talk slips into city election

June 12, 2018 - Post Bulletin

"Partisanship has crept into the nonpartisan race for the Rochester City Council Ward 1 seat."

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Patrick Keane Running for Rochester City Council - Ward 1

May 2, 2018 - KAAL

"A longtime Rochester resident has announced he's running for a spot on the city council.

Patrick Keane is running for the Ward 1 council seat being vacated by Ed Hruska. He says he wants to see a more open city government along with neighborhood-based planning priorities."

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Longtime IBMer Patrick Keane announces campaign for Rochester's Ward 1

April 27, 2018 - The Med City Beat

"Another candidate has jumped into the race for Rochester's Ward 1.

Retired IBMer Patrick Keane said Friday he will be campaigning for the council seat, which covers the southern portion of Rochester. The position is being left open by Council Member Ed Hruska, who announced earlier in the year he would not be seeking re-election after 17 years in office."

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Keane enters Ward 1 race, setting up potential primary

April 27, 2018 - Post Bulletin

Patrick Keane said he wants to make sure Rochester’s Ward 1 residents have a choice that’s right for them.

“I think my values and my priorities align well with the neighborhoods of Ward 1,” he said. “I want to live in a community that is safe and efficiently run and one where economic opportunities are fair and sustainable.”

As the third candidate to step forward seeking to fill the seat of Rochester City Council Member Ed Hruska, who has announced he will not seek re-election, Keane already is planning to be part of an Aug. 14 primary, which means getting an early start at reaching out to the ward’s residents.

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