Podcast #43 – A Vision for Minneapolis with Mayoral Candidate Mark Andrew

A stop on Mark Andrew’s “energy express tour.”

The podcast this week is a conversation with Mark Andrew, one of the leading candidates to replace R. T. Rybak as mayor of Minneapolis. Mark Andrew is a lifelong Minneapolis resident, former Hennepin county commissioner, owner of a S’Mores stand at the State Fair, and environmental entrepreneur for Greenmark, a consulting company. He also co-founded MPIRG and served as chair of the DFL party of Minnesota back in the 90s, and today he’s running a very competitive campaign in the wide open Minneapolis Mayor’s race. His platform emphasizes sustainability, equity, and economic development.

We sat down a few weeks ago in Mark’s office in South Minneapolis to talk about his campaign, the difference between county and city government, the latest on the Southwest light rail train, the city’s streetcar proposal, and what makes a good mayor.

The link to the audio is here, subscribe to all the candidacy on the podcast feed.

Bill Lindeke

About Bill Lindeke

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Bill Lindeke has writing blogging about sidewalks and cities since 2005, ever since he read Jane Jacobs. He is a lecturer in Urban Studies at the University of Minnesota Geography Department, the Cityscape columnist at Minnpost, and has written multiple books on local urban history. He was born in Minneapolis, but has spent most of his time in St Paul. Check out Twitter @BillLindeke or on Facebook.