We spoke with Doug Chapin, Director of the Program for Excellence in Election Administration at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, about our electoral system, voting in Minnesota, and how he has several degrees, but none from the electoral college.
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Minnesotans will elect a new secretary of state this fall. The Theater of Public Policy has invited the three major-party candidates to join us on stage for a conversation, but only Robert Helland (IP Candidate) showed up!
Less than a week after the election to choose his replacement, Minneapolis’s outgoing mayor joined The Theater of Public Policy for a "This is Your Life" retrospective. We dug into the political highs and lows of eleven years in office and opened it up for the audience to ask about what’s next for the former mayor.Did he announce his aspiration for a higher office?
This is our interview of Minneapolis mayoral candidate, Betsy Hodges. Betsy tells us about her vision for transit, education, how she developed an internal editor, and how she's trying to get rid of the "Old Boys Club" mentality.