Skip to main content

Hodges likely winner in Minneapolis mayor's race, Andrew informally concedes

  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

Barely two hours after polls closed Tuesday night, Betsy Hodges emerged as the front-runner in the race to become the next mayor of Minneapolis, with 36 percent of the first-choice ballots – a commanding 12-point lead.

It was a surprising development that a front-runner would emerge so clearly and early in the crowded 35-candidate race.

According to the Star Tribune, Mark Andrew, the closest candidate to Hodges, informally conceded.

In the city's first big test of a ranked-choice voting system in which voters choose three top candidates in order of preference, Andrew received about 24 percent of first-choice votes. Don Samuels finished a distant third at 11 percent, and Cam Winton was fourth with 10 percent. See results.

Part of what gave City Council Member Hodges a clear edge was that she also received the most second-choice votes, according to the Star Tribune.

The official results of the election are not expected until Wednesday after second- and third-choice votes have been counted, and Andrew said he would formally concede then. (With ranked-choice voting, election officials eliminate candidates with the fewest supporters, redistributing eliminated candidates' second- and third- choice votes until one candidate passes a 50 percent threshold.)

“Here’s to today! And I look forward to seeing you tomorrow,” Hodges told about 150 supporters late Tuesday night.

Minnesota Public Radio reports that voter turnout in Minneapolis was less than 40 percent.

Next Up

Man severely burned in house fire near Duluth

The burn victim was airlifted to Minneapolis for advanced care.

ambulance

Woman, 29, dies in two-vehicle crash south of Mora

The crash occurred in Brunswick Township just after 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Screen Shot 2022-06-23 at 9.29.21 AM

Man turns self in after attempted kidnapping at McDonald's

Police said the suspect turned himself in due to pressure from concerned citizens.

storm, radar, severe weather

Severe storms possible next two nights in Minnesota

The better chance for severe weather is Friday night.

police tape, crime scene

Standoff in St. Michael ends with suspect shot, airlifted

The two-day standoff ended at some point Wednesday evening.

police tape

Standoff in St. Michael continues late Wednesday afternoon

Communication with the suspect is "sporadic at best," according to Wright County Sheriff Sean Deringer.

police lights

Body found under tarp in rural Olmsted County

The deceased woman had been reported missing earlier this month.

Pixabay - black bear

Charges: Man baited trophy-sized bear with donuts, killed it

The man told authorities be bought a hunting license weeks later to cover the out-of-season killing.

image

Afro Deli opens new location in Cedar-Riverside

The restaurant is known for its fresh, fusion dishes.

Screen Shot 2022-06-22 at 10.07.34 AM

Locally-crafted flowers to be sold at Spyhouse Coffee

The floral pop-up shop will benefit local charities.

Related