Podcast #56 – Hennepin County District 3 with County Commissioner Candidate Ben Schweigert

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.


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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.