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A Minneapolis first: People of color won a majority of City Council seats


November 4, 2021


Ward 4 hopeful LaTrisha Vetaw gets a congratulatory hug from constituent Cynthia Brown at her campaign office, Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021 in Minneapolis, Minn. Vetaw beat out incumbent Phillipe Cunningham.

For the first time in Minneapolis history, the majority of the City Council will be made up of people of color, results of ranked-choice voting tallies showed Wednesday.

Voters ushered in a slate of seven new members along with six incumbents and an eclectic mix of perspectives about a year and a half after the Minneapolis police murder of George Floyd ignited a global racial reckoning.

A grueling election season saw 58 candidates compete for the 13 City Council seats. Eight winners scored enough first-choice votes for decisive victories in the first round.


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