Andrea Jenkins

Minneapolis City Council, Ward 8

Andrea will continue to be a strong voice for equality in Minneapolis!

Biography

Andrea Jenkins, currently the vice president of the Minneapolis City Council, represents the 8th Ward in South Minneapolis. She is the first Black transgender woman to be elected to public office in the US. Before being elected to the council with 73% of the vote, she worked for twelve years as a policy aide to two City Council members and served as the oral historian for the Transgender Oral History Project at the University of Minnesota. She is running for re-election because while Minneapolis has seen some progress, we have also witnessed tragedy—our community, our city, and the world witnessed George Floyd begging and pleading for his life. His death sparked a movement, and that movement must continue. As we continue to address public safety, she wants to lead our community through that conversation and help implement reforms with a focus on equity. 

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