Frey Endorses Walz for Governor

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey Photo: KSTP/File
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey

April 16, 2018 11:55 AM

Minneapolis mayor Jacob Frey has announced he is endorsing U.S. Rep. Tim Walz in the race for governor.

Walz is competing against State Rep. Erin Murphy and State Auditor Rebecca Otto for the DFL nomination.

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Frey was elected mayor of the state's largest city last November. He announced his support for the ticket of Walz and State Rep. Peggy Flanagan in a release Monday morning.

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“Effectively addressing our city’s affordable housing crisis will require a strong partnership with state government,” Frey said in a statement.

“Tim and Peggy have been on the frontlines of the fight to expand access to housing, and I know they will continue that good work in the Governor’s office. And both Tim and Peggy have taken tough stances on important criminal justice reform measures, including legalizing marijuana - a measure that could provide much needed revenue for issues ranging from affordable housing to public education.

"They are the candidates not just with progressive values, but with the the ability to bridge the urban/rural divide to make those aspirations a reality."

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