MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Minneapolis city council member Jacob Frey is throwing his hat in the race for mayor.
Frey, who represents the city’s 3rd Ward, held a rally at 6 p.m. Tuesday outside Dangerous Man Brewing Company in northeast Minneapolis where he officially announced his campaign. The 3rd Ward includes parts of downtown, Northeast and the North Loop areas.
Frey championed the Nicollet Mall redesign in downtown Minneapolis, and relaxing of the city’s recreational marijuana laws. He was also a visible presence in the Downtown Commons project, calling for a shared space for the public with U.S. Bank Stadium, which was partially funded with public money.
In the race for the highest elected office in the city, Frey will be running against incumbent Mayor Betsy Hodges, Nekima Levy-Pounds, who is the former head of the Minneapolis NAACP and a prominent Black Lives Matter activist, and State Rep. Raymond Dehn.