Aurin Chowdhury announces run for Ward 12 seat


On Nov. 30, community advocate and City Hall Policy Aide Aurin Chowdhury announced her candidacy for Minneapolis City Council in Ward 12. Incumbent Ward 12 Councilmember Andrew Johnson announced his intention to not seek re-election earlier this year.
“I’m running to fight for working families, deliver progressive change for our communities, and work collaboratively to move our city forward,” said Chowdhury. “I have a strong record of public service and advocacy and I’m ready to bring that experience to fight for Southside residents at City Hall. Ward 12 needs a council member who will not only represent our community’s values, but move them to action.”
Chowdhury has spent years shaping public policy and building inclusive coalitions – first at the office of Senator Kari Dziedzic and now as a Policy Aide at the City of Minneapolis. She has worked on policies to combat wage theft, expand affordable housing for students, and deliver funding for small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. These experiences have provided her with a strong understanding of what it takes to get things done for Minneapolis residents.
Chowdhury, a resident of the Hiawatha neighborhood, cites housing, public safety, climate justice, and good governance as top issues. She will seek DFL and Labor endorsements for the Southside council seat.
The campaign will announce additional details about the platform over the coming weeks. For more information, visit 


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