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Being recognized by others as a respected and successful leader is a great tribute to the time and effort spent serving ones community. Brian is honored to have earned the endorsement of these individuals and organizations.


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Molly Cummings

Former Hopkins Mayor / Former Met Council Member


I am honored to endorse Brian Hunke for re-election to the Hopkins City Council. Brian has been an outstanding voice for Hopkins since 2018. As the city responds to many development opportunities, Brian’s Master’s Degree in Architecture allows his broad knowledge and expertise to assure that interest in our city balances the benefits of growth with the strong history of maintaining Hopkins’ home town feel. He has brought his insight to the Zoning Regulations Update Working Group, the Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee, and Planning & Zoning Commission. His passion for the city is reflected in his personal life as coach and board member of Hopkins Area Little League and his membership in the Hopkins Historical Society. Hopkins is fortunate to have such a devoted and hardworking Council member. Please join me in re-electing Brian Hunke on November 7th!

Community Leaders

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Cheryl Youakim

State Representative, Minnesota 46B

I am proud to endorse Brian Hunke for re-election to the Hopkins City Council. Brian is a thoughtful, deliberative, and balanced leader. He is a wonderful asset to the Hopkins City Council and I hope you will join me in voting for him this November.


Chris LaTondresse

Former Hennepin County Commissioner, District 6


Brian Hunke’s leadership has made Hopkins a stronger, safer, more vibrant community. I’m proud to endorse him for another term on the City Council.


Jen Westmoreland

Chair, Hopkins School Board

Brian is a thoughtful and collaborative leader who truly understands the people he represents. His leadership on inclusive housing, supporting youth and families, and creating a vibrant local economy has benefitted our community in many ways. I'm proud to endorse him for re-election.



Jason Gadd

Former Hopkins Mayor

With my full support and respect, I highly recommend Brian continuing as our city council member. Brian’s knowledge of our hometown and our needs is only surpassed by his ability to bring balance and genuine thoughtfulness to the decisions and direction of Hopkins. Working with Brian on city council gave me insight into the type of family man and community leader that he willingly shares with everyone…making Brian the best choice for Hopkins City Council.


Rick Brausen

Former Hopkins City Council Member

After serving with Brian as a city council member, I confidently say he addresses every issue thoroughly and with integrity. I value his efforts. He has earned my respect and I am happy to support him for another term.

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Andrew Wright

Chair, Hopkins Planning & Zoning Commission


Brian is a collaborative leader who is committed to a Hopkins that works for all. His leadership on inclusionary housing, environmental sustainability, and his willingness to work in partnership with others have brought about meaningful benefits to our community. We will continue to need the kind of leadership that Brian provides. I am pleased to endorse Brian Hunke for the Hopkins City Council, and I look forward to his continued important work.

Arun Hejmadi

Current Member, Board of Managers for the

Minnehaha Creek Watershed District


Brian Hunke is a strong, visionary and collaborative leader for the citizens and City of Hopkins. In my experience as a Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD) liaison to the Hopkins City Council, I have seen him in action while we have been working collaboratively on the 17 acre development at 325 Blake Road: a transit-oriented and nature-based development which is planned to be a destination park and multi-unit housing development which includes affordable housing. Working closely with MCWD, he has persisted in finding the best solution for this site that benefits Hopkins, and helps manage flooding and significantly reduces pollution in the iconic Minnehaha Creek - all of which benefits our entire region. In doing so, he has helped leverage Hopkins resources to bring in significant funding from multiple regional sources to benefit Hopkins. His long standing tenure as a Hopkins resident, his background in architecture, and his dedication to the greater public good, all have positioned him well as a champion for sustainable growth and partnership between MCWD and the City of Hopkins. I am honored to strongly endorse Brian for Hopkins City Council—we need the quality of his authentic and service-based leadership for the citizens and City of Hopkins, and the broader natural environment of the Minnehaha Creek watershed.


Joey Kerber

President, Hopkins Area Little League (HALL)


Brian’s leadership in Hopkins means a lot to me.  He is a proven problem solver, having guided our community with a thoughtful and pragmatic approach.  It has been shown in his efforts with affordable housing, environmental initiatives, and Mainstreet support during periods of a pandemic, inflation, and transition.  Brian has shown an ability to put in the work to grow and improve our Hopkins community while consistently seeking and incorporating community feedback.  I hope you’ll join me in supporting him for Council! 


Amy Brace

Business Owner, Amy's Cupcake Shoppe

Since opening the shoppe in 2016 I have seen Brian and his amazing family visit so often we have turned into friends! Brian supports small businesses like Amy’s Cupcake Shoppe with a passion. When there are chain coffee shops around that would provide almost the same treats, he chooses to come to a small business and in turn supports his community. When we come together as a community to support small businesses, we all win. Brian has shown great leadership in Hopkins, and I look forward to seeing what he can accomplish on his next term as a council member. Thank you for all your hard work, Brian!



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North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters




Senate District 46 DFL

Letter of support



Hopkins/Minnetonka Progressives Group




Minneapolis Regional Labor Federation, AFL-CIO



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Sierra Club




Climate Cabinet Action



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