About Cam Gordon

Cam Gordon has represented Ward 2 since 2006. He is the Council's sole Green Party member. His key values include ecological sustainability, nonviolence, grassroots democracy, and social and economic

Council Member Cam Gordon

Cam was born and raised in Minneapolis and has lived in or near the second ward since 1977 in the Cedar-Riverside, Longfellow and Seward neighborhoods. He currently lives in a duplex he owns in Seward with his family.

Cam graduated from West High School in Minneapolis in 1973 and from the University of Minnesota in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science degree in education. He subsequently completed graduate work in early childhood development and Montessori education and worked as a teacher throughout the 80s and 90s. Before joining the City Council in 2006, he operated a small child care program and children's music company and was Associate Editor of the newspaper, Public School Montessorian. He authored the book, Together with Montessori, an introductory guide to Montessori education.

Cam helped found the Minnesota Green Party, and has served on the boards of FairVote Minnesota, Common Cause Minnesota, and Minneapolis Center for Neighborhoods. He served as board chair for the Seward Neighborhood for several years in the 1990s, helping to lead the neighborhood's NRP process.

See Cam Gordon’s Statement of Purpose

First Elected: 2006

Party: Green Party

Leadership role: Minority Leader

Boards, Commissions and Task Forces

  • Cedar Riverside Partnership
  • Joint City County Lead Task Force
  • Minneapolis Community Development Agency (MCDA) Operating Committee
  • Minneapolis Food Council
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul Family Housing Finance Board
  • Red Rock Corridor Commission
  • Stadium Area Advisory Group (SAAG)
  • State Community Health Services Advisory Committee
  • University District Partnership Alliance
  • Utility Work Group
  • Youth Coordinating Board
  • Youth Violence Prevention Executive Committee

Contact us

Council Member Cam Gordon

Ward 2




City Hall
350 S. Fifth St., Room 307
Minneapolis, MN 55415