Minneapolis Mayor Frey and wife are new parents

Mayor Jacob Frey and his wife, Sarah Clarke and their new-born daughter.
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey and his wife, Sarah Clarke, said their daughter, Frida Jade Frey, was born Wednesday. The 7lb, 10oz. girl and her mother were well after delivery. She is the couple's first child.
Courtesy of Jacob Frey

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey and his wife, Sarah Clarke, are parents for the first time.

The mayor’s office announced that Clarke delivered a 7 lb., 10 oz. baby girl on Wednesday, just before 5:30 p.m.

Frey’s office announced the birth on Thursday, noting it was just days before the Jewish new year Rosh Hashana. He is of Jewish ancestry, and she said last year she had converted to the faith.

“Her birth leading into Rosh Hashanah symbolizes new beginnings and hope in the midst of tough days. She’s our reminder of a better tomorrow” the couple said in a statement. Rosh Hashanah for 2020 starts Friday evening. 

Frey will take a brief leave and continue handling day-to-day mayoral duties from home, according to a release from his office. Clarke is director of government affairs at a Minneapolis law and lobbying firm.

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