Ted Mondale

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Ted Mondale
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 63)
Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Pamela Burris
(m. 1988; div. 2013)
RelativesWalter Mondale (Father)
Joan Mondale (Mother)
Eleanor Mondale (Sister)
Alma materUniversity of Minnesota (B.A.)
William Mitchell College of Law (J.D.)

Theodore Adams Mondale (born October 12, 1957) is an American politician, entrepreneur, public administrator, and former Chief Executive Officer of the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority, which oversaw Minnesota Vikings stadium from conception to operation.[1] He is the elder son of former U.S. Vice President Walter Mondale and Joan Mondale.[2][3] He served as a Minnesota state senator,[2] Chairman of the Metropolitan Council, 1999–2003[citation needed], and CEO of Nazca Solutions, Inc. - a technology fulfillment venture based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.[citation needed]


After serving in the Minnesota State Senate, Mondale sought the Democratic primary nomination for Minnesota governor in 1998.[citation needed] The race included three other candidates from families famously connected in Minnesota politics: State Attorney General Skip Humphrey, the son of former U.S. Vice President Hubert Humphrey; State Auditor Mark Dayton of the Dayton Department Store dynasty; and Hennepin Country district attorney Mike Freeman, son of former governor Orville Freeman.[citation needed] Mondale, who was more fiscally moderate than the other candidates and who had distanced himself from labor, did not prevail in the 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]


Mondale was married to Pam, with whom he has three children; the couple separated in 2011, not long after their eldest child became an adult, and divorced in 2013[5][failed verification][6] 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.[7]


  1. ^ a b "Sid Hartman: Lester unsure of role with new stadium". Retrieved 29 October 2017.
  2. ^ a b "National News Briefs; Ted Mondale Joins Race For Minnesota Governor". New York Times. 1998-01-13. Retrieved 21 January 2010.
  3. ^ "Walter Mondale Fast Facts". CNN.com. Retrieved 2015-09-14.
  4. ^ "NFL on Yahoo! Sports - News, Scores, Standings, Rumors, Fantasy Games". Yahoo Sports. Archived from the original on 16 October 2011. Retrieved 29 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Ending to Mondale marriage 'all about peace'". Retrieved 29 October 2017.
  6. ^ "My Three Scions". PEOPLE.com. Retrieved 2018-08-15.
  7. ^ The San Francisco Chronicle https://web.archive.org/web/20110918100133/http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=%2Fn%2Fa%2F2011%2F09%2F17%2Fnational%2Fa084600D12.DTL. Archived from the original on September 18, 2011. Missing or empty |title= (help)

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