Last updated on: 2/3/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

R.T. Rybak Biography

Title:
Former Mayor of Minneapolis, Minnesota
Position:
Con to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“Prostitution is not welcome in our community…We need everyone – residents and police – to work together to rid this problem from our community.”

“Mayor Rybak, Chief Dolan Support Crack Down on Prostitution,” Minneapolis City website, May 21, 2007

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Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Former Mayor of Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Chair of the Minnesota for Barack Obama campaign, 2008
  • Co-chair of the Minnesota for Howard Dean presidential campaign, 2004
  • Principal, R.T. Rybak Company (Internet consultant), 1999-2001
  • Former internet strategist, advised on Ralph Nader’s 2000 presidential campaign
  • Vice president, Channel 4000, Internet Broadcasting, 1997-1999
  • Publisher, Twin Cities Reader and Q Monthly, 1995-1997
  • Principal, R.T. Rybak Company (marketing consultant), 1990-1995
  • Consultant, Eberhardt Development, 1989-1990
  • Development Director, Minneapolis Downtown Council, 1986-1989
  • Reporter, Star Tribune, 1979-1986
Education:
  • BA, Political Science, Boston College, 1978
  • Episcopalian Breck School
Other:
  • Born in Minneapolis, MN, 1955