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Mitra for St. Paul City Council- Ward 4

I’m a former classroom teacher, community organizer, public safety and immigration policy aide, and I’m now proudly serving our city as your Ward 4 City Councilwoman.

When I won our 2018 special election, I became the Council's only renter voice in a city where over half of residents are renting; its only out LGBTQ elected official; cemented the first elected women-majority Council in city history; and immediately got to work.

I'm running for my first full term to keep organizing for progress that brings everyone with it.


Why I'm Running

In 2018, I ran for City Council to be a new progressive voice for the future of our City. I was resoundingly elected by over 5,600 people to be our next City Council member from Ward 4…

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I am proud to be the only candidate in my race for two years in a row that has built a broad coalition representing the full scope of our Saint Paul community, uniting longtime residents, newer homeowners, renters, students, people of color, working people, labor, LGBTQ folks and more, for a future that includes all of us in it.

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I am running to address at least four central challenges of our Ward that, if solved, will help sustain the future of our city: affordable housing, building community wealth, true public safety through police accountability, and transportation and sustainability.

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