The podcast this week is a conversation with Ben Schweigert, who is running to be the Hennepin County Commissioner for District 3, representing South Minneapolis and St Louis Park. Ben is currently a prosecutor in the Hennepin County Attorney’s office, and we sat down last week at a coffee shop near his house in the Kingfield neighborhood to talk about his campaign, what exactly the Hennepin county board is in charge of, and how many elections there are going to be in the next year for an office that many people don’t’ even know about. (The answer is four, by the way.) We had a great conversation and discussed the southwest light rail, county transportation policy, the real estate bust, and ending homelessness in Hennepin County. I hope you enjoy the conversation, and you can read more about Ben on the Streets.mn voter guide. I hope to have podcasts with more candidates for this open seat up on the website soon.
Link to the audio is here. The feed is here.