‘Not from here’: Turns out a lot of Minneapolis mayors fit Jacob Frey's path to office

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Andy Sturdevant “They said we were too young, too ambitious, not from here,” said Mayor-elect Jacob Frey on election night, rattling off some of the perceived criticisms he overcame on his path to the victory. While I don’t remember anyone specifically telling me, “I’m not voting for Jacob Frey because he’s not from here” over the past few weeks, I was struck by the idea that this might have been an underlying criticism of Frey as a potential mayor. Frey was born in Oakton, Virginia, a suburb of Washington, D.C. He relocated to Minneapolis in 2008 when he was 27 years old to take a job at Faegre & Benson. It’s unlikely this really affected many residents’ thinking, but who knows? People vote or don’t vote for candidates...

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