Minnesota Mayors Endorse Betsy Hodges for Mayor

Hodges ready to continue important partnerships with regional leaders

Mayors from throughout Minnesota joined together today to endorse the campaign of Betsy Hodges, candidate for Mayor of Minneapolis. The list, including Saint Paul Mayor Chris Coleman, highlights Hodges’ record of working to build partnerships with the goal of building stronger Minnesota communities.  

The list of mayors endorsing Hodges includes:

  • Bruce Ahlgren, Cloquet
  • Doug Anderson, Dayton (former mayor)      
  • Ardell F. Brede, Rochester
  • Chris Coleman, Saint Paul
  • Jo Emerson, White Bear Lake
  • Debbie Goettel, Richfield
  • Mary Hamann-Roland, Apple Valley
  • Marvin Johnson, Independence
  • Mike Maguire, Eagan
  • Wayne Wolden, Wadena

"I’m honored to have the support of these amazing public servants. I have worked together with all of them to build a strong spirit of collaboration that has brought results to our cities,” said Hodges. “Through these partnerships with leaders throughout our region and state we have been able to find solutions to shared problems. In turn, our individual communities have been strengthened. I thank each of them for their support.”

Hodges currently serves as president of the Minnesota League of Cities, advocating on behalf of municipalities throughout the state to pass legislative priorities, such as critical increases in Local Government Aid (LGA). This experience at the State Capitol, along with her vision for collaborative leadership on behalf of the City of Minneapolis has brought about the relationships with the mayors endorsing her campaign today.

Hodges has served as a member of the Minneapolis City Council representing Ward 13 since 2005. She’s running for Mayor to keep making Minneapolis a great city, to make sure that every neighborhood has the chance to be a part of the city’s prosperity, and commit the city to being a leader in the 21st Century economy.

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