Mark Andrew's bid for mayor of Minneapolis was endorsed by the Minneapolis Building Trades Friday.
According to a campaign press release, the Minneapolis Building Trades said:
“Today our 25 affiliate Locals and our 13,000 members are proud to be endorsing Mark Andrew for Minneapolis Mayor. We endorsed Mark because he has what it takes to lead all of Minneapolis and help write the next best chapter of our city. The reasons we endorsed Mark are numerous but the quality that sticks out the most is that Mark is a bold, innovative leader who has a vision for our city. Mark has proven his ability to make big visions reality.
"Mark Andrew is a bridge-builder literally and figuratively. He had the vision for the Hennepin Avenue Bridge and the Stone Arch Bridge - both icons of our community. Mark’s leadership also led to the creation of Midtown Greenway which has spurred hundreds of millions of dollars of development on its banks and he was also the catalyst in making Target Field the greenest ballpark in the world.
"Mark knows that jobs will build our tax base and our population and allow all of Minneapolis to thrive. He is the candidate who is making jobs and economic development the foundation of his campaign.”
Andrew's other endorsements include the Minnesota Young DFL, Hennepin County commissioners Mike Opat and Peter McLaughlin, State House representatives Phyllis Kahn, Linda Slocum and Jim Davnie.
Others running for mayor include Republican Cam Winton (a Fulton resident), former city council president Jackie Cherryhomes, and city council members Betsy Hodges, Gary Schiff and Don Samuels.
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