When Betsy Hodges emerged the victor of an absurdly crowded field in the contest to become Minneapolis’ next mayor, she said it sent a clear message that the city would no longer be divided.
“I want to grow Minneapolis and I want to close the gaps between white people and people of color,” said Hodges, who takes office Jan. 2. “I want to close the gap between the haves and the have nots. The people of Minneapolis very clearly said they wanted me to do that. The results of that election made it pretty clear that the message I carried resonated with the people of Minneapolis.”