Ted Mondale

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Ted Mondale
Chairman of the Metropolitan Council
In office
January 7, 1999 – January 6, 2003
GovernorJesse Ventura
Preceded byCurtis W. Johnson
Succeeded byPeter Bell
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 66)
Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Pamela Burris
(m. 1988; div. 2013)
Rebecca Mondale
(m. 2014)
RelativesWalter Mondale (father)
Joan Mondale (mother)
Eleanor Mondale (sister) William Mondale (brother)
EducationUniversity of Minnesota (BA)
William Mitchell College of Law (JD)

Theodore Adams Mondale (born October 12, 1957) is an American politician and businessman 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]


After graduating from the University of Minnesota and William Mitchell Law School, Mondale joined the law firm of Lakin Hoffman Daily and Lindgren in 1987, where he worked as an Associate Attorney in the Administrative Law Department. From 1991 to 1997, Mondale was a member of the Minnesota Senate.[2] During his time in the Senate Mondale also served as the Vice President of Public Sector Services for United Healthcare. In 1998 he sought the Democratic primary nomination for Minnesota governor in 1998. In 1999, Mondale was appointed the Chair of the Metropolitan Council by then Governor Jesse Ventura[4] to oversee the seven county regional government body in charge of regional planning, transit, wastewater operations, regional parks and affordable housing in the Twin Cities. In 2003 Mondale founded NAZCA Solutions Inc.,[5] a company that developed and implemented a SaaS Property Title Automated Service for the property settlement services industry. At NAZCA Mondale raised over $11 million of start up capital for the life of the company. In 2011, he was named the Vice President of Strategy and Research at Greater MSP,[6] a newly created regional economic development organization. In 2011 he was also named chair of the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission by Governor Mark Dayton.[7] In 2012, Mondale was named the CEO of the newly formed Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority.[1] As CEO of the MSFA, Mondale was the Dayton's administration's point person for getting the stadium's public financing passed by the legislature and was responsible with overseeing the state's investment in the new $1.2 billion stadium.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Mondale was married to Pam Burris, with whom he has three children; the couple separated in 2011 and divorced in 2013.[9][10] Mondale married Rebecca Mondale in 2014. Mondale's sister, Eleanor Mondale, was a television personality who died of brain cancer at the age of 51 in 2011.[11]


  1. ^ a b "Ted Mondale appointed to Stadium Authority". MPR.
  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. ^ "Jesse Ventura appoints Ted Mondale to Metropolitan Council" (PDF).
  5. ^ "NAZCA Solutions Inc - Company Profile and News". Bloomberg.com. Retrieved July 27, 2023.
  6. ^ Shaver, -J. Myles; Economy, Headquarters. "Home - Minneapolis Saint Paul Economic Development | Greater MSP". www.greatermsp.org. Retrieved July 27, 2023.
  7. ^ "NFL on Yahoo! Sports - News, Scores, Standings, Rumors, Fantasy Games". Yahoo Sports. Archived from the original on October 16, 2011. Retrieved October 29, 2017.
  8. ^ "Vikings clear final hurdle to get new stadium - CBS News". www.cbsnews.com. May 10, 2012. Retrieved July 27, 2023.
  9. ^ "Ending to Mondale marriage 'all about peace'". Star Tribune. Retrieved October 29, 2017.
  10. ^ "My Three Scions". PEOPLE.com. Retrieved August 15, 2018.
  11. ^ 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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