Walter Hudson

2022 Candidate Survey

Describe your personal experience with skateboarding.

None. Looks fun. Missed my window. Kids welcome to try.

Can you do a kick flip?

No

Do the communities you would represent have quality, accessible, visible skateboarding spaces?

Yes. We have skateparks in multiple spots in our district.

Do you see the connection between skateboarding and social, racial, gender, and economic equity? If so, please share a few thoughts.

If such a connection exists, I can't claim to see it. Certainly, access to public spaces should be available to all members of the public.

How will you support youth and community health with new ideas and infrastructure?

I will stay out of the way of any skatepark development, and welcome voluntary funding from business, individuals, and community groups. If municipalities want to fund skateparks, I certainly won't stop them.

Will you support fully funding the Minnesota Skate Park Grant Program (SF2502/HF2876) in the 2023 Legislative session and beyond?

I am open to considering such funding, but cannot commit to it at this time.