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Women Winning endorses twenty-four pro-choice women for Mayor, City Council, and School Board 

Today, Women Winning, Minnesota’s largest women’s political organization, announced the endorsement of twenty-four pro-choice women running for Mayor, City Council, and School Board in 2023.

Saint Paul, Minn. (September 13, 2023) – Today, Women Winning, Minnesota’s largest women’s political organization, announced the endorsement of twenty-four pro-choice women running for Mayor, City Council, and School Board in 2023.

“In 2022, Women Winning found success in electing the first pro-choice majority to the Minnesota, House, and Governor/Lieutenant Governor’s Office, and we aren’t stopping there. With the endorsement of these 25 pro-choice champions throughout the Twin Cities Metro and Greater Minnesota, we further cement our intention to create a more equitable, just Minnesota– building on that energy to elect local governments that truly represent Minnesotans across the state,” said Women Winning Political Director, Britta Moen. “From medically accurate, age appropriate sex education in schools, to doubling down and providing support to those seeking abortion care in their communities, these pro-choice women will champion the fight for reproductive justice at every turn. We are immensely proud to support them in their work.”

Women Winning is proud to endorse three pro-choice women running for Minnesota Mayors:

Wendy Webster, St. Anthony

Nadia Mohamed, St. Louis Park

Shanon Nowell, St. Peter*

Women Winning is proud to endorse nine pro-choice women running for Minnesota City Councils:

Jenna Carter, Bloomington City Council At-Large*

Lona Dallessandro, Bloomington City Council District 3*

Sophia Ginis, Golden Valley City Council At-Large*

Patsy Foster-Bolton, Minnetonka City Council Ward 1

Rebecca Schack, Minnetonka City Council Ward 2*

Paula Ramaley, Minnetonka City Council Ward 3

Kissy Coakley, Minnetonka City Council Ward 1*

Lona Doolan, St. Anthony City Council At-Large

Keri Johnson, St. Peter City Council Ward 1*

Women Winning is proud to endorse twelve pro-choice women running for Minnesota School Boards:

Nelly Korman, Bloomington School Board At-Large*

Mia Olson, Bloomington School Board At-Large*

Heather Starks, Bloomington School Board At-Large*

Stephanie Williams, Duluth School Board At-Large

Sarah Mikesell, Duluth School Board District 2

Shannon Andresen, Hopkins School Board At-Large*

Brooke Roper, Hopkins School Board At-Large

Anna Williamsr, Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School Board At-Large

Amanda Hird, St. Peter School Board At-Large

Zuki Ellis, St. Paul School Board At-Large*

Chauntyll Allen, St. Paul School Board At-Large*

Erica Valliant, St. Paul School Board At-Large

*Incumbent

Women Winning makes endorsements throughout the year, with these twenty-five endorsements being in addition to twenty-one previous endorsements of pro-choice women running for Mayor, City Council, and Congress in Minnesota. The organization’s targeted endorsement program centers on competitive districts for pro-choice women candidates with the goal of electing a truly representative government and creating a more equitable Minnesota.

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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.

 

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