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Mohamed Ibrahim

Mohamed Ibrahim

Mohamed Ibrahim is MinnPost’s environment and public safety reporter. He can be reached at

St. Paul voters appear to have sent 7 women to City Council in historic election highlighting rent control, sales tax

Incumbents Rebecca Noecker, Mitra Jalali, Nelsie Yang and newcomer Hwa Jeong Kim all surpassed the 50% threshold of first choice votes under ranked choice voting to win their seats. Saura Jost had 49% and her opponent conceded, while Anika Bowie and Cheniqua Johnson leads will be confirmed by tallying second and third choice votes.

St. Paul Ward 1 council candidate Anika Bowie sharing a toast with supporters at her election night gathering at the Gnome Craft Pub on Selby Avenue.
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