Saint Paul, Minn. (November 10, 2023) – Today, Women Winning, Minnesota’s largest women’s political organization, is proud to announce that Saint Paul has elected the first all women, pro-choice City Council.
“Women Winning has been working to elect pro-choice women for over 40 years in Minnesota. We endorse at all levels from school board to presidency, building a strong bench of political talent across the state. The new 100% pro-choice woman-led Saint Paul City Council comes after those decades of work,” said Executive Director, Nevada Littlewolf. “Electing the first all women, pro-choice City Council represents a tremendous victory for reproductive freedom and the people of Saint Paul. Women Winning is proud to have played a role in electing this incredible slate of women that will affect policy in Saint Paul for generations to come.”
Women Winning is proud to have endorsed all members of the new Saint Paul City Council:
- City Councilor-Elect Anika Bowie, Saint Paul City Council, Ward 1
- City Councilor Rebecca Noecker, Saint Paul City Council, Ward 2*
- City Councilor-Elect Saura Jost, Saint Paul City Council, Ward 3
- City Councilor Mitra Jalali, Saint Paul City Council, Ward 4*
- City Councilor-Elect Hwa Jeong Kim, Saint Paul City Council, Ward 5
- City Councilor Nelsie Yang, Saint Paul City Council, Ward 6*
- City Councilor-Elect Cheniqua Johnson, Saint Paul City Council, Ward 7
Women Winning makes endorsements throughout the year. Our targeted endorsement program centers on pro-choice women candidates with the goal of electing a truly representative government and creating a more equitable Minnesota.
Women Winning endorsed 44 local candidates for office in 2023, and will continue making endorsements and working directly with candidates for local office, Federal office, and the State Legislature in 2024.
About Women Winning
Women Winning was established in 1982 by a multi-partisan group of 25 women determined to increase the number of pro-choice women in public office. With more than 19,000 statewide members, Women Winning is Minnesota’s largest women’s political organization.
Women Winning’s mission is to recruit, train, and elect pro-choice women to all levels of public office. The organization runs a smart, strategic, and targeted political program focused on competitive districts for pro-choice women candidates with the goal of increasing the number of pro-choice women serving in public office. Women Winning offers robust, formal training, mentorship, and support from the time a pro-choice woman first considers a run for office to election day.