The polls are closed, the tight races tabulated, and we have our City Council for 2024-2025. That’s right –another two-year term.
Some standout Southwest Minneapolis moments from the race this year:
- City Council President and Ward 8 Councilmember Andrea Jenkins won by 38 votes against Soren Stevenson, the closest race of the election.
- Ward 7 candidate Katie Cashman narrowly beat candidate Scott Graham in an open seat race by 59 votes. Longtime councilmember Lisa Goodman did not run for reelection this year.
- Council Vice President and Ward 13 Councilmember Linea Palmisano won against three opponents with 65.6% of first choice votes.
- Ward 10 Councilmember Aisha Chughtai also won with 61% of first choice votes.
While the election results have been reported by the City of Minneapolis, they're still considered unofficial until the Municipal Canvassing Board certifies final results at a meeting on Nov. 13, at which point they'll become official.
The only wards with new councilmembers are Ward 7 with Katie Cashman and Ward 12 with Aurin Chowdhury. The newly elected City Council will be sworn in January 2024.