Betsy Hodges

Betsy Hodges was elected mayor of Minneapolis in 2013. Prior to that, the DFLer represented Ward 13 on the Minneapolis City Council.

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Wayzata, Minn.



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Ward 13, Minneapolis City Council 2006-13


Wayzata High School (1987), Bryn Mawr College (1991), University of Wisconsin (1998)



Mailing Address:

350 S. 5th St., Room 331, Minneapolis, MN 55415




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ARTICLE Updated: Apr 27 2015 - 8:56 PM

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Minneapolis mayor focuses on workers in second State of City

ARTICLE Updated: Apr 4 2015 - 7:42 AM

Pledging support for low-income workers, Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges called Thursday for fairer scheduling, proper overtime pay and wider access to paid sick days in her second State of the City...

For Minneapolis officials, social media is tightrope of information sharing

ARTICLE Updated: Mar 8 2015 - 7:16 AM

Try to add up all the places where Minneapolis’ elected officials are sharing their thoughts online and it can get confusing, fast.There are council members with multiple Facebook pages: one...

Hodges says her first year came with more success than expected

ARTICLE Updated: Dec 28 2014 - 6:39 AM

There is a spreadsheet on Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges’ computer where she logs promises, large and small.Come up with a plan to make the city more equitable. Convene a cabinet on the health...

Mayor, police union chief move past #pointergate

ARTICLE Updated: Dec 9 2014 - 5:41 AM

Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges and police union president John Delmonico say they’ve had a productive conversation and are ready to move past tensions revealed in the “pointergate”...

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