|Member of the Minnesota Senate
from the 44th district
January 8, 1991 – January 6, 1997
|Preceded by||Phyllis W. McQuaid|
|Succeeded by||Steve P. Kelley|
|Born||Theodore Adams Mondale
October 12, 1957
Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
(m. 1988; div. 2013)
|Alma mater||University of Minnesota (B.A.)
William Mitchell College of Law (J.D.)
Theodore Adams "Ted" Mondale (born October 12, 1957) is a politician, entrepreneur, public administrator, and former Chief Executive Officer of the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority, which oversaw Minnesota Vikings stadium from conception to operation. He is the elder son of the former United States senator, United States ambassador and Vice President Walter Mondale and Joan Mondale.[not in citation given][not in citation given] He is a former Minnesota state senator, former Chairman of the Metropolitan Council, 1999-2003, and former CEO of Nazca Solutions, Inc. - a technology fulfillment venture based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
After serving in the Minnesota State Senate, Mondale sought the Democratic primary nomination for Minnesota governor in 1998. Coincidentally, the race included three other candidates from families famously connected in Minnesota politics: Skip Humphrey, the son of former Vice President Hubert Humphrey (then Attorney General); Mark Dayton of the Dayton Department Store dynasty (then State Auditor); and Mike Freeman, son of former governor Orville Freeman (then Hennepin County, Minnesota district attorney). Mondale, who was more fiscally moderate than the other candidates and who had distanced himself from labor, did not prevail in the primary.
In 1999, Mondale was appointed chairman of the Metropolitan Council in the Cabinet of Governor Jesse Ventura. 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. In 2011, he was named chair of the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission by Governor Mark Dayton.[dead link] In 2012, Mondale was named the CEO of the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority.[not in citation given]
Mondale was married to Pam, with whom he has three children; the couple divorced in 2013.[not in citation given] Mondale's sister, Eleanor Mondale (1960–2011), was a television personality who had brain cancer from 2005 until her death from the disease at age 51. Mondale's brother, William H. Mondale, born on February 27, 1962, is an assistant Hennepin County Attorney and a former Assistant Attorney General for the State of Minnesota from 1990 to 2000..
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