Clare Oumou Verbeten

Minnesota State Senate, District 66

Clare will be one of the first Black women and out LGBTQ women ever elected to the Minnesota State Senate!


Clare Oumou Verbeten is an organizer, a public servant, and a fighter for justice. Clare is running to represent District 66 – Saint Paul, Roseville, Falcon Heights, and Lauderdale – in the Minnesota Senate. Clare is the proud daughter of Rama and Hans, a Senegalese immigrant and a 2nd generation Dutch American. Clare grew up in Roseville and graduated from Roseville Area Public Schools. Clare lives in Saint Paul’s beautiful Como neighborhood with her husband, Garrison, and their Goldendoodle, Honey. Clare is running to build a community that is safe for all. She will bring bold leadership in the Minnesota Senate that puts the fight for racial justice and human dignity at the center of everything we do. Clare will make history as the first Queer Black woman to serve in the Minnesota Senate.

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