Christa will be the only openly LGBTQ member on the school board
Christa Mims is running for Minneapolis School Board in District 4 so that all youth have access to an excellent education. A social worker and fierce advocate for equity in her community, Christa is dedicated to providing responsible and proactive governance, ensuring financial stability, demanding racial equity, investing in teachers of color, and empowering parents and families. She will be the only member on the school board who represents the LGBTQ+ community and believes they deserve an advocate on the board. Christa has experience as a social worker, school director, regional faculty manager, store manager, women’s advocate at a domestic violence crisis shelter, and an advocate for educational equity. Christa is on the Board of Directors of the Domestic Abuse Project and a 2020 Fellow of New Leaders Council, Twin Cities. She represents progressive values and will work tirelessly to empower and amplify the voices of youth and families in the district. Christa and her wife are renters in downtown Minneapolis.