About Alondra Cano

Elected to City Council in 2013, Alondra Cano was the first Latinx to serve as a Minneapolis Council Member.

Alondra Cano

When elected, Alondra told Minnesota Public Radio: “My entire life, I’ve worked on efforts to make sure the diverse communities of Minneapolis and Minnesota were engaged, empowered and served by the various institutions that govern us. I’m humbled. I’m excited. I’m ready to serve.”

Before her election to the City Council, Alondra served as a legislative aide to then Minneapolis City Council Vice-President Robert Lilligren and she managed the Multilingual Communications Division at the Minneapolis Public Schools.

Alondra was an activist, a community organizer, and served as Associate Director of the Minnesota Immigrant Freedom Network. At the Freedom Network, Alondra worked on a wide range of social and racial equity issues facing Latino immigrants and undocumented students. Alondra advocated for comprehensive immigration reform, and she worked to enact the Minnesota Dream Act at the Minnesota Legislature. The Dream Act gives undocumented Latino students better access to higher education in Minnesota.

As a Council Member, Alondra represents Ward 9 in the heart of Minneapolis. It is the most diverse ward in the City with nearly 30,000 residents including: the largest urban American Indian population, the largest Latino population, a strong East African community, and a progressive LGBTQ community.

Alondra was born in Litchfield, Minnesota and spent her early years in Chihuahua Mexico before returning to Minnesota at the age of 10. Alondra went the University of Minnesota where she was a student activist. During a sit-in protest to keep the General College open, Alondra was arrested and handcuffed along with fellow activists.

First Elected: 2013

Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor

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