Best of

the Twin Cities

Best Politicians

Andrea Jenkins and Phillipe Cunningham

These two newcomers to the Minneapolis City Council set milestones as some of the first openly transgender elected officials in the U.S. But it isn’t just their identities and groundbreaking wins that made them stand out: It’s their policy experience. Jenkins spent more than a decade as a City Council aide, helping to establish the Transgender Issues Work Group; Cunningham served in former Mayor Betsy Hodges’ office as senior policy aide working on race, education, youth, and LGBTQ issues. In a local election year marked by sweeping change—Cunningham, Jenkins, and seven other new and incumbent councilmembers were endorsed by Bernie-aligned organization Our Revolution—Jenkins and Cunningham made history, and their political résumés made them the right people for the job. 

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