Betsy Hodges, Mayor of Minneapolis Minnesota

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It’s offi­cial: Betsy Hodges wins Mpls. mayor’s race

Our Strong fam­ily mem­ber is Mayor-Elect of Minneapolis!

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Mayor-Elect Hodges made the fol­low­ing state­ment Thurs­day night:

“I want to thank my oppo­nents, many of whom I have spo­ken with over the past few days. They all waged fine cam­paigns and it is an honor to have been in the field with them. And thank you so much to the peo­ple of Min­neapo­lis for the faith you have placed in me to be your next Mayor. R.T. Rybak is the Mayor until Jan­u­ary sec­ond — and you can tell because he has a big agenda he is work­ing on until the end, and I will sup­port him in that work the best I can. I look for­ward to work­ing together to build a city by every­body, for every­body, and with every­body. When we do that, we become a city that is greater than the sum of its parts. Together we have a future that is far, far bet­ter than what we could do sep­a­rated. I could not have got­ten to this point alone. It would have been impos­si­ble to reach all parts of this city with our mes­sage with­out a lot of peo­ple car­ry­ing that mes­sage.  Together with a coali­tion of the most effec­tive pro­gres­sive grass­roots movement-builders, our staff and sup­port­ers have worked tire­lessly to get us where we are and I am hum­bled by the enor­mity of their efforts. John F. Kennedy said, ‘As we express our grat­i­tude we must never for­get that the high­est appre­ci­a­tion is not to utter words, but to live by them.’ On Jan­u­ary Sec­ond it will be my job to live my grat­i­tude by doing what I said I’d do: Work with you, the com­mu­nity, to build and grow Min­neapo­lis. To bring more peo­ple here based on the com­mon ground, build­ing on our progress to cre­ate an ever greater city as one Minneapolis.”

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