Ted Mondale

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Ted Mondale
Teddy Mondale (cropped).tif
Mondale in 1976
Member of the Minnesota Senate
from the 44th district
In office
January 8, 1991 – January 6, 1997
Preceded byPhyllis W. McQuaid
Succeeded bySteve P. Kelley
Personal details
Theodore Adams Mondale

(1957-10-12) October 12, 1957 (age 64)
Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Pamela Burris
(m. 1988; div. 2013)
RelativesWalter Mondale (father)
Joan Mondale (mother)
Eleanor Mondale (sister)
EducationUniversity of Minnesota (BA)
William Mitchell College of Law (JD)

Theodore Adams Mondale (born October 12, 1957) is an American politician who served as a member of the Minnesota Senate from 1991 to 1997.[1] He is the elder son of the late former U.S. Vice President Walter Mondale and the late Joan Mondale.[2][3]


From 1991 to 1997, Mondale was a member of the Minnesota Senate.[2] Mondale sought the Democratic primary nomination for Minnesota governor in 1998. He placed fifth in the Democratic primary.[citation needed]

In 1999, Mondale was appointed chairman of the Metropolitan Council in the cabinet of Governor Jesse Ventura.[citation needed] He oversaw the initiation of high density housing/retail development in the Twin Cities, as well as light-rail transportation planning from the suburban areas to the central cities.[citation needed] In 2011, he was named chair of the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission by Governor Mark Dayton.[4] In 2012, Mondale was named the CEO of the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority.[1][failed verification]

Personal life[edit]

Mondale was married to Pam Burris, with whom he has three children; the couple separated in 2011 and divorced in 2013.[5][6] Mondale's sister, Eleanor Mondale was a television personality who died of brain cancer at the age of 51 in 2011.[7]


  1. ^ a b "Sid Hartman: Lester unsure of role with new stadium". Retrieved October 29, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "National News Briefs; Ted Mondale Joins Race For Minnesota Governor". New York Times. January 13, 1998. Retrieved January 21, 2010.
  3. ^ "Walter Mondale Fast Facts". CNN.com. Retrieved September 14, 2015.
  4. ^ "NFL on Yahoo! Sports - News, Scores, Standings, Rumors, Fantasy Games". Yahoo Sports. Archived from the original on October 16, 2011. Retrieved October 29, 2017.
  5. ^ "Ending to Mondale marriage 'all about peace'". Retrieved October 29, 2017.
  6. ^ "My Three Scions". PEOPLE.com. Retrieved August 15, 2018.
  7. ^ Baenen, Jeff (September 17, 2011). "Eleanor Mondale, daughter of Walter Mondale, dies". The San Francisco Chronicle. Archived from the original on September 18, 2011.

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